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Camel Trophy: The Definitive History

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.

Camel Trophy: The Definitive History by Nick Dimbleby

Camel Trophy was an international competition that saw convoys of Land Rovers embarking on an adventurous journey in some of the world’s most interesting places.

Publication Information
ISBN: 9781913089375 (Classic Edition)
ISBN: 9781913089474 (Collector’s Edition)
ISBN: 9781913089498 (Unique Edition)
RRP: £60.00 (Classic Edition)
RRP: £120.00 (Collector’s Edition)
RRP: £TBC (Unique Edition)
Format: Jacketed Hardback, 336 pages, 285mm x 235mm, September 2021
Photos/Illustrations: over 950 images
Subject: Cars, Motorsport
Publisher: Porter Press International
Author: Nick Dimbleby
Camel Trophy: The Definitive History by Nick Dimbleby

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.

Illustrated with a stunning collection of photographs including never-before-published, behind-the-scenes shots, this meticulously researched publication can legitimately claim to be the definitive history of the Camel Trophy.

More Information:
  • The only complete guide to every Camel Trophy, fully illustrated with unique and evocative imagery from official photographers, as well as behind the scenes material from staff members.
  • Painstakingly researched, with all key players interviewed.
  • Remarkable stories that chart Camel Trophy’s progress from small, German-market promotional event to multi-million dollar international competition.
  • Chapters on selections, the infrastructure and pre-scouts, provide a fascinating insight into how the Camel Trophy events were put together.
  • A complete guide to the vehicles used on the event, including technical specifications and insights into the design and build of the Land Rovers, Ford-engined Jeeps and RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) used.
  • Written by Nick Dimbleby, a specialist off-road photographer and writer, who was part of the official photographic crew for the last four Camel Trophys.
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