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Postby RYP » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:56 pm

http://www.paper-dragon.com/1939/images ... chtadv.jpg
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Attilio Gatti, an Italian, World War I army officer, author, film-maker and explorer first set out to explore Africa in 1924. By the time he set out for his "final expedition" in 1938 he had already led 9 previous expeditions, one of those resulting in the 1927 film Siliva the Zulu. It was because of these films, plus his adventure writings in magazines like the Saturday Evening Post that he was able to obtain financing to further his travels. Exploits if his 10th expedition were later published in 1945 as South of the Sahara.

For this expedition into to Africa Congo, International Harvester specially produced the "Jungle Yachts" which were trucks and truck/trailer combinations. The 5 vehicles combined traversed 66,000 miles, almost none of it on pavement, and only experienced minor breakdowns, totaling $38.00.

To prevent the expedition from becoming a political nightmare, Gatti pulled his expedition out of Africa after only 15 months when WWII broke out

http://www.paper-dragon.com/1939/explorers.html

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Re: Wow...

Postby Woodsman » Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:39 pm

That dude had style...and with the times! They didn't call it the roaring 20s for nothing!
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Re: Wow...

Postby JamesInTheWorld » Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:52 pm

I love how the old explorers used to bring china, silverware, desks and waiters on expeditions

I think NatGeo has jungle treks like that still, eating prime rib and asparagus with cloth napkins in the jungle


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Re: Wow...

Postby cowboycraig » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:39 pm

Just an early Motorhome with a staff

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They usually tow an SUV so they can park their beast at a Wall-Mart, and go into town for fresh meat and ice cream.

Also am I the only one who thinks these are a good way to kill yourself?
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Re: Wow...

Postby JamesInTheWorld » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:45 pm

This picture is pimp

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