Camel Trophy - The Definitive History - Classic Edition Hardback

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From 1980 to 2000, Camel Trophy took more than 500 amateur competitors from 35 countries on extraordinary and challenging adventures. On most of these events, teams drove specially-prepared Land Rovers to the limit and beyond in locations as varied as Borneo, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea and Tanzania. Camel Trophy charts the history of the event and tells the incredible stories resulting from the constant challenge to both man and machine. As one of the official photographers on the last four events, author Nick Dimbleby’s first-hand account, the shared experiences of competitors, along with contemporary reports and extensive new interviews of key event leaders, all combine to make Camel Trophy a gripping tale of adventure, adversity, technological change and logistical challenge. Comprehensively illustrated with a stunning collection of photographs including never-before-published, behind-the-scenes shots, this exhaustively researched publication can legitimately claim to be the definitive history of the Camel Trophy.

  • This is the only complete guide to every Camel Trophy, fully illustrated with new photography from each event: 1980 - 2000.
  • Painstakingly researched, with all key players interviewed.
  • Remarkable stories and insights that chart Camel Trophy’s progress from small, regional event to multi-million-dollar international competition.
  • Incredible photography, featuring unique and evocative imagery from Camel Trophy’s official photographers, as well as behind the scenes material from staff members.
  • With chapters on selections, the infrastructure and pre-scouts, the book provides a fascinating insight into how the Camel Trophy events were put together.
  • Includes technical specifications and insights into the design and build of the Land Rovers, Jeeps and RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) used.

About the Author

Nick Dimbleby is a multi-award-winning photographer and writer specializing in automotive and off-road photography. He was a member of the Camel Trophy photographic team between 1996 and 2000 and has since gone on to photograph numerous off-road events and expeditions worldwide. Author of seven books including: Off-road Driving Techniques, Range Rover" The Complete Story (with James Taylor) and Land Rover, 65 Years of Adventure, Nick’s first publication was ‘Range Rover Conversions’ which he wrote in 1987 when he was thirteen. Owner of a number of classic Range Rovers, a 100-inch Land Rover and a Citroen 2CV, he also enjoys walking, exploring and playing the piano. He lives in Northamptonshire with his wife Lisa, his children Oscar and Poppy and a whippet called Molly

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