Brits Invited to Visit "Feats of Endurance"
“Adventures have often taken vehicles where few thought it possible; penetrating the jungles of Asia and the rain forests of South America, enduring the frozen expanses of the Arctic and the vast arid deserts of Africa, Asia, Australia and South America. Many adventurous journeys have also been undertaken on bicycles with continents crossed and mountains climbed,” stated the press release.
“Some gain satisfaction from completing a challenge simply because it is there; crossing a desert or traversing a continent. The desire to win is the driving force of those who compete in long distance rallying while, for others, motoring expeditions can be used to promote a cause, highlight an issue or test new technology.”
The displayed vehicles range from a Austin Westminster that completed a 17,500 mile drive from Norway’s North Cape to Cape Town, South Africa in 1955, to the British team driven Land Rover 110 Turbo Diesel that won the Camel Trophy in 1989 and the 1978 Mini 1275GT and trailer that has toured the world twice with charity purposes.
The exhibition also shows a multitude of two-wheeled creations that have traveled around the world, such as a Triumph Tiger 100 that was the hero of a ‘round the world adventure in 1973 and a Koga Miyata Signature bicycle that was used for a 18,296 miles journey, which covered 20 countries.