Hardback, First edition, date unknown. Blue cloth covered boards with silver title on spine. Spine bumped and worn at extremities, as are covers. Dust jacket worn at edges with some small tears, stained at rear. Inscription on free endpaper. pages lightly tanned and slightly foxed at edges. Clean and tightly bound.
It was on February 17, 1953, that three adventurous Englishmen set forth on what they termed a "Crazy Journey" and together they made a formidable team. Alan Hess has, of course, done this sort of thing before, Ken Wharton needs no introduction as a trials and racing driver and Ron Jeavons is the efficient mechanic who previously accompanied the author on his trip round the world. It was their intention to drive an A40 Austin, an ordinary standard model, from the equator in tropical East Africa to Jokkmokk on the Arctic Circle, and they completed their journey, covering over 8,000 miles in 11 days, driving day and night. The many adventures that befell them and how they nearly lost their lives is told in this exciting book.