LAND-ROVERS' 25,000-MILE TOUR
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FOUR Land-Rovers have set out on a 25,000-mile test journey across Europe and Africa. This time of the year has been chosen because the weather on most parts of the route will be at its worst.
After crossing France, the vehicles will travel over the Sahara, Nigeria, the Cameroons, the Belgian Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Abyssinia and Eritrea to Suez. A sea-crossing will be made to Beirut for a journey through the Middle East via Bagdad, and thence over roadless mountains in Turkey to Greece, from where the Land-Rovers will run back across the Continent.
The trip will occupy about four months. Three of the Land-Rovers are of the new long-wheelbase type: two have canvas tops and the third has an experimental hard top with a double roof. The fourth model is of normal type and draws a trailer.
The leader of the expedition is Col. Le Blanc. In it are three Rover employees, Mr. S. Johnson, Mr. H. Lenton and Mr. L. Sherratt.