Saturday, December 29, 2007

Camel Trophy 1991: Siberia

I remember reading about the Camel Trophy every year in Four Wheeler Magazine, through the '80s and '90s. This was my favorite form of off-roading. Still is, in fact.
I remember reading about this particular Camel Trophy, in fact. Coordinators were flying over the course, arguing: "Nyet, there is no road there" "Da, da, is road". I also remember reading about the part where they are reading the instructions to stay to the right until the rapids, then move to the left because the water on the right is up to 7 feet deep. The medical chase vehicle (another Land Rover) got stuck and was trying to float away. That particular day was spent driving in the river because there was no road.
I loved reading this stuff, and experiencing it vicariously!
I had (and have) old Jeeps, and used them for similar but shorter trips close to home.

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