Together with the support of the Land Rover Owners of Malaysia club, the Land Rover Owners of Singapore club and Land Rover Asia, the 5 surviving members of The Oxford & Cambridge First Overland Expedition took part in a golden anniversary celebration drive from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore on Saturday March 4, 2006. The route retraced the Expedition’s journey from the Malaysian capital city to Orchard Road before carrying on to the new Land Rover showroom on Alexandra Road for a dinner reception.
There was a huge gathering of Land Rover from the Singapore side at the Old Ford Factory, who were kind enough to let over 30 Land Rovers gather as HE Alan Collins CMG, the British High Commissioner to Singapore, met with the 5 Overlanders, before the Singapore Land Rovers departed to join up with the convoy from Malaysia.
The final turnout was over 60 Land Rovers, ranging from the latest offerings from Solihull to a quintet of Series 1 vehicles, including one built in the same year the original Expedition crossed the causeway bridge linking Malaysia and Singapore.
While in Singapore, Antony Barrington Brown, Pat Murphy and Tim Slessor took part in narrating the audiobook of First Overland, now available. Click here for more details.
Golden Anniversary khaki logo © Outer Quadrant
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The mp3 CD audiobook version of “First Overland” is now available – to whet your appetite, here’s the audiobook’s introduction, as read by Sir David Attenborough.
Buy the First Overland Audiobook mp3 CD for £9.99; Price includes FREE air-mail delivery worldwide.