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skibum_1260 10-13-2009 12:51 PM

Trans Amazon Rally?
 
Trying to find some info on this with not much luck, looks to have been only held once, had 11 out of 71 finishers, the race had huge financial troubles but after the entrants paid an exta 150k it was back on. there should be a book on this somewhere!

Seth S 10-13-2009 01:35 PM

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Originally Posted by skibum_1260
Trying to find some info on this with not much luck, looks to have been only held once, had 11 out of 71 finishers, the race had huge financial troubles but after the entrants paid an exta 150k it was back on. there should be a book on this somewhere!

sounds sort of like the Camel Trophy series...only that was with Land Rovers.

Ruffus 10-13-2009 04:23 PM

The documentary of it was "Racers Of A Distant Dream" I used to get it at BlockBuster. Haven't seen it in years, but yeah, it was a one shot deal. Too bad, I loved that movie, hopefully I'll find it someday.

Seth S 10-13-2009 07:40 PM

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...S/racers-1.jpg

skibum_1260 11-10-2009 04:01 PM

finally found me a vhs tape now just need to find someone to copy to dvd

jack splash 11-11-2009 12:22 PM

Trans Amazon Rally
 
Hey: Somewhere I have the entry book with the supp regs etc. I still have a poster hanging in my office.
http://jacksplash.smugmug.com/Motorc...3_zoe9i-XL.jpg


It's from 1988,here's the KLR600 I setup intending to enter on. It has the Exploration Society Sticker on the side plate.


http://jacksplash.smugmug.com/Motorc...7_wRJZy-XL.jpg


However, I also had finincial issues and didn't go.

I'll try to find the book this week.
Jack

Nieveria 01-22-2013 02:12 PM

My brother & cousin raced this one in a Nissan RS240
Let me know if you ever get a hold of a copy.

Dread Pendragon 01-22-2013 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Seth S (Post 11115259)

Tires exploding off vehicles? Now THAT is one badassarific race!




http://jacksplash.smugmug.com/Motorc...7_wRJZy-XL.jpg
To ride that far on a KLR you would have needed a LOT of zip ties!


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