Retro Road Trip, Adventures in a Series 1 Land Rover

Tom – In 1955 two teams from Oxford and Cambridge drove from London to Singapore in two series 1 Land Rovers. They made a film and wrote a book called “The...

Tom – It started at the border within about 3 minutes of being in Iran. A smart border guard bought me a hot chocolate as the paperwork for the car was...

Esfahan to the Armenian boarder (Kurdistan) View our tracker Justine – Waving goodbye to Esfahan, it was time to head North again.  Kabylie’s speed in the heat meant that there was...

Kashan to Isfahan View our tracker Justine – We left our lunch party in Kashan for another social engagement. We were meeting Shiva and Mohamed, acquaintances of Sally and Mike’s who...

Qazvin to Qom and Kashan View our tracker Justine – We left you last time in the baking heat with Kabylie breaking down. Why do these things always seem to happen at...

The Caspian Sea to Alamut Valley View our tracker Justine – After a steaming bowl of porridge for breakfast, we set off to visit Kanrood, the village our guide Hossein is originally...

Turkish boarder to the Caspian Sea View our tracker Justine –  When we left you last time we were bathing in the warmth of Iranian hospitality, having just had our lunch bought, by...

Trabzon to the Iranian boarder View our tracker Justine- The illustrious Yali hotel overlooked the run way at Trabzon airport and Petra and Hector excitedly watched for Sally and Mike’s (Justine’s...

Tom – Got into a bit of trouble yesterday when our head gasket blew. Literally rolled into a hotel car park and changed it last night behind the back of the...

Istanbul to Trabzon View our tracker Tom – As we crossed into Asia over the vast suspension bridge that spans the Bosphorous the heavens opened. Our first impressions of Asia was...

View our tracker Tom – We have arrived in Istanbul! A last minute flash of inspiration by Justine saved us from a dodgy looking campsite miles from the city and conjured...

View our tracker Tom – We are now on the ferry to Greece from Venice. Petra is feeling slightly sick already and the rest of us are drowsily (Stugeron) lying about...

Tom – We are good to go! The Visas and Passports arrived 5 minutes ago! A spot of lunch and then we go……………….

Tom- Its been a hectic week. We were supposed to leave on Sunday but we are waiting by the post box for our Iranian Visas. The delay has however helped us...

Justine -The 10th of April, our set off date is approaching far too fast. In an ideal world, we would be doing a few trial runs with everything packed up and...

Justine – “My lorry is too big!  It is 30 tons and the roads in this **** town are too small.”  The voice of a very stressed delivery man from the...

Tom – The story has it that when my mother took her driving test in 1959 the instructor thought the brakes were so good on Land Rovers that with no seat belts...

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Retro Road Trip, Adventures in a Series 1 Land Rover

A family in a Series 1, 1957 Land Rover exploring from Europe to Iran and back