As is often the case (too often) I've made reference to something on a forum and it's been roundly mentioned before. I'm referring to a recent post concerning auto travel in South America and to Tim Cahill's excellent book, "Road Fever". Well, it turns out a lot of RTA regulars know of "Road Fever" and had mentioned it before. I guess that should not come as a surprise, though.
You'll recall the principal driver on "Road Fever's" intercontinental road trip was professional racer Gary Sowerby. I believe he hailed from the Maritime Provinces of Canada. You may also recall mention, in Cahill's book, of Sowerby's experiences on a trip from South Africa northward to the Mediterranean (to Egypt, I suppose), in a Chevy Suburban, at some point in time in the years prior to the "Road Fever" trip. He'd named the 'Burban "Lucy Panzer" and Cahill had a chance to see her, as Sowerby owned her, bandito bullet holes and all, and kept her at his Canada home.
I wonder what is available online in terms of images or copy regarding Sowerby's Africa trip? I'm a big fan of long distance off-road expedition travel, particularly of a "speed trip" nature, as it were, and would enjoy published articles or other material about this particular trip.
Thanks for any input,