The 1968 London to Sydney Marathon: A History of the 10,000 Mile Endurance Rally

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9780786495863: The 1968 London to Sydney Marathon: A History of the 10,000 Mile Endurance Rally

On November 24, 1968, more than 250 people from 19 nations set off on a 10,000-mile endurance rally from London to Sydney. Crossing 10 countries, competitors encountered officious border guards, gangs of rock-throwing children, treacherous driving conditions, collisions, breakdowns, injuries, wayward dogs, livestock, camels and kangaroos, millions of spectators crowding the roads and even bandits. Among the professional drivers were a large number of enthusiastic amateurs, many of whom had never raced in their lives. Drawing from personal recollections of more than 60 participants--many who made it to Sydney and many more who didn't--and contemporary newspaper and magazine articles, this book tells the full story of what was called the "Marathon," from an idea dreamed up over an alcohol-fueled lunch to the last car over the finish line.

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Robert Connor has had a life-long passion for all things automotive. He lives in Gloucestershire, England.

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"the book is a fine tribute by a wholly enthusiastic chronicler who full well realizes, as do the many participants he was able to interview, how unique the Marathon was. Even the reenactments never surpassed it, nor do any of the other modern-day long-distance rallies"-- SpeedReaders; "I could hardly put [it] down. Connor, is clearly expert in all aspects of the Marathon...read the book. All in all, the most enjoyable book I have read for ages."--Escape Motoring Inc.; "a book to savor over.... A masterpiece that will well reward the reader!"--Victory Lane; "plenty of archive pictures help to set the scene...entertaining"--Classic & Sports Car

-Connor provides ideal insight as to why the 1968 London to Sydney Marathon captured the imagination of the public...Connor has written a most appealing account of the marathon...an enjoyable and informative read...highly recommended---SAH Journal; -Connor, relies on both statistics and anecdote to tell this amazing story of endurance...one of the most ambitious books on a single motorsport event that we can recall reviewing. It's liberally illustrated with maps and photos that make clear just how monumental an undertaking London to Sydney really was. Any rally aficionado will want to read this comprehensive work---Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car; -the book is a fine tribute by a wholly enthusiastic chronicler who full well realizes, as do the many participants he was able to interview, how unique the Marathon was. Even the reenactments never surpassed it, nor do any of the other modern-day long-distance rallies--- SpeedReaders; -I could hardly put [it] down. Connor, is clearly expert in all aspects of the Marathon...read the book. All in all, the most enjoyable book I have read for ages.---Escape Motoring Inc.; -a book to savor over.... A masterpiece that will well reward the reader!---Victory Lane; -plenty of archive pictures help to set the scene...entertaining---Classic & Sports Car

"Connor provides ideal insight as to why the 1968 London to Sydney Marathon captured the imagination of the public...Connor has written a most appealing account of the marathon...an enjoyable and informative read...highly recommended"--SAH Journal; "Connor, relies on both statistics and anecdote to tell this amazing story of endurance...one of the most ambitious books on a single motorsport event that we can recall reviewing. It's liberally illustrated with maps and photos that make clear just how monumental an undertaking London to Sydney really was. Any rally aficionado will want to read this comprehensive work"--Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car; "the book is a fine tribute by a wholly enthusiastic chronicler who full well realizes, as do the many participants he was able to interview, how unique the Marathon was. Even the reenactments never surpassed it, nor do any of the other modern-day long-distance rallies"-- SpeedReaders; "I could hardly put [it] down. Connor, is clearly expert in all aspects of the Marathon...read the book. All in all, the most enjoyable book I have read for ages."--Escape Motoring Inc.; "a book to savor over.... A masterpiece that will well reward the reader!"--Victory Lane; "plenty of archive pictures help to set the scene...entertaining"--Classic & Sports Car

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