Ben Carlin, born in Western Australia, drove his Ford amphibian across the Atlantic and beyond in 1951 onwards.
His school is commemorating his journeys-
More information can be found here-
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.
I have read the book too.
Manuel in Oz
I read both links - what a fascinating story and what an example of perseverance ...
Thank you for posting ...