Completely O.T. Aussie in Ford amphibian world trip 1950's

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dane Hawley Near Melbourne Australia on Monday, June 22, 2015 - 03:11 am:

Ben Carlin, born in Western Australia, drove his Ford amphibian across the Atlantic and beyond in 1951 onwards.

His school is commemorating his journeys-

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-22/ben-carlin-and-his-half-safe-amphibious-ve hicle-adventure-/6563962

More information can be found here-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Carlin


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill in Adelaida Calif on Monday, June 22, 2015 - 09:58 am:

I remember checking that book out of the local library when I was perhaps 11 yo. I remember he fabricated a fuel tank that fit under the jeep for the atlantic crossing and dropped it free when it was empty.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Manuel Voyages, ACT Australia on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 04:25 am:

I have read the book too.

Manuel in Oz


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Freighter Jim on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 06:45 am:

Dane,

I read both links - what a fascinating story and what an example of perseverance ...

Thank you for posting ... :-)


Freighter Jim


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