Retro Road Trip, Adventures in a Series 1 Land Rover

  Justine – The multitude of lists itemising all we have to do before we leave keep growing.  Every time one thing is crossed off, several more things are added.  We...

Tom – Having originally been shipped to Algeria, this car never had a heater. Consequently the frozen apple that was on my dashboard when I left Cambridge only defrosted when I got south of...

Tom – Taking the channel tunnel it is 1302km (809miles) non stop from Cambridge to Biarritz. 6 fuel stops and 209.79L. Therefore 17.53mpg 0.16l/km at 80 – 100 km/h. Its a good thing fuel...

Tom- The idea is that if it can make it from Cambridge to Biarritz (812 Miles) then the world’s our oyster. Tomorrow I’ll find out about that oyster……5:00am start for a...

Tom- I’ve never had the chance to drive another series 1, consequently I have no reference. Its been my suspicion that my spluttering engine could do better. My parents, who both learnt...

Tom- There is nothing more exciting but also terrifying about driving at speed in a car you have totally rebuilt!  The terror is due to that niggling thought that as a self taught...

Tom- We were told its a good idea to have a map so you can show people where you come from. Sprayed my one on today with the help of a fantastic...

Tom- Thanks Jose for your help this weekend building the roof rack. Series one roofs are bigger than other Land Rovers so you have to build the rack. We have used sheet...

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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