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Old 10-13-2009, 01:51 PM   #1
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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!
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:35 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:23 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:40 PM   #4
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:01 PM   #5
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finally found me a vhs tape now just need to find someone to copy to dvd
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:22 PM   #6
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Hey: Somewhere I have the entry book with the supp regs etc. I still have a poster hanging in my office.



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





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

I'll try to find the book this week.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:12 PM   #7
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My brother & cousin raced this one in a Nissan RS240
Let me know if you ever get a hold of a copy.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:07 PM   #8
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Tires exploding off vehicles? Now THAT is one badassarific race!





To ride that far on a KLR you would have needed a LOT of zip ties!
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