On this Friday September 16th, Motors TV will show a feature on the Amazon Adventure from last October. There have been postings on this forum with details of the YouTube video. I don't know how much similarity there will be between the two. You will need Sky or Virgin to see it.
This is probably the first time an Elan has crossed South America via this route. The cameraman was bowled over by the Elan and so far as he was concerned, the story is that an Elan made the crossing - oh there were other cars there as well! The listings describe it as:
Motors TV, the channel dedicated to all this motoring, is to air Bespoke Rallies? Great Amazon Adventure on their Sky channel 447 and Virgin Media channel 545 on September 16th at 08:30pm.
The 2015 Great Amazon Adventure was a 6,700km drive from Paramaribo in Suriname on the Atlantic to Lima, Peru on the Pacific. The amazing event includes extraordinary scenes in Brazil where the event took a ferry for two nights and a day to link two road sections, the incredible Amazon rainforest, dirt roads, breakdowns and repairs. From the rainforest the crews climbed some of the greatest passes in South America over the Andes mountain range, visiting Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon, the home of the great Condor, on their way to Lima. Billed as an event for 4x4s or well prepared classics one crew brought along their much loved Lotus Elan ? and made it through against the odds.
You can read all about this and or other rallies at www.rallyelan.com
Our next rally is later this month - from UK to Istanbul and then through Iran to the Persian Gulf
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I have been having a read about some of the places you have been to and it's very fascinating.
I did notice that on some of the trips you have been in company with a 280SL Pagoda Mercedes, this is another car I am very fond of as I have one as well.
It's good to see people using their cars and enjoying them.
Looks like I have a lot of reading to do now to find out more about your adventures.
Wishing you all the best on your trips.
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