Monday, September 3, 2012

Africa Overland in a classic Porsche

There have been a few unique overland vehicles which have completed a full trans-Africa overland journey... these include tractors, quad bikes, a Rolls Royce, a Smart car and now a classic Porsche.

Ben Coombs, driver and author of his book 'Survival of the Quickest' departed the UK heading South to Cape Town via the East coast.

The UK Telegraph magazine recently published a few photographs of this epic overland journey.  View the pictures here: Across Africa in a classic Porsche.  Here are a few of my favourite photos:

Enjoy the following video from Northern Kenya:

The AfricanPorsche Expedition - Northern Kenya from Ben Coombs on Vimeo.

You can read all about Ben's trip via his website: or his previous misadventures in a blog called 80breakdowns.
His Flickr stream via Flickr: fivetenben

His book 'Survival of the Quickest' is available on the Kindle via Amazon UK.

Additional reading:
Unusual overland vehicles
Mercedes Benz 300d