Photos From Vintage Rovers Across Africa

Trans-Africa Expedition 2001

In the spring of 2009 we began sifting through many unpublished & in some cases lost photos from the Vintage Rovers Across Africa Expedition. Those photos appear below.  As of 2015 we are in the process of reviewing more film in the hope of releasing more photos in the future. 

NEW!!  (Digitized from negative film & posted in Summer 2015)


Animals in Ghana


Outside of Timbuktu Mali

The Drive The Globe crew make camp


A Harsh Road To Timbuktu Mali

A few days in the sand covered streets of a far out destination

Dogon Region

Mali & the Cliff of Bandiagara


Djenne Mali & The Mud Mosque


The crew explores this ancient city

In & Around Bamako Mali 

The drive North toward Djenne


The Road Toward Bamako Mali

Eastern Senegal & Western Mali

Dakar Senegal

The drive through Senegal


Nouadhibou & Nouakchott

The long sand & beach drive in Mauritania

Crossing the Sahara 

Hot, sandy & a very slow road


Marrakech & Agadir Morocco

The old city & a beach resort

Northern Morocco 

Including the drive toward Western Sahara



Gibraltar & the first photos of Northern Africa

Cadiz Spain

Getting ready to depart for Gibraltar


High Resolution Dogon Region

Mali Lost Photos 


The following photos were uploaded directly from Africa via satellite telephone and land line using a Sony FD-90 digital camera, a Sony TRV-520 digital camcorder, a Gateway P3 laptop computer and the wonders of the internet. Sounds kind of funny today, but it was state of the art at the time. These photos were posted "live from Africa" in the spring of 2001.


March 12, 2001 Moon over Africa

Niamey, Niger

March 12, 2001 Miscellaneous Pics

Bamako, Mali


March 9, 2001 Michael Palin

Timbuktu, Mali

March 8, 2001 Timbuktu

Timbuktu, Mali


March 6, 2001 Dogon Region

Dogon Central Mali


March 5, 2001 The Mud Mosque

Djenne, Mali


March 3, 2001 Ferry To Djenne

Djenne, Mali

March 3, 2001 Downtown Bamako

Mid trip repairs. Bamako, Mali


March 1, 2001 Road To Bamako

Tough road to Bamako, Mali

March 1, 2001 Western Mali

Senegal into Western Mali


February 27, 2001 Eastern Senegal

Travels through Eastern Senegal.


February 25, 2001 Central Senegal

Truck repairs as crowds watch.


February 23, 2001 Drive to Dakar 

Dakar, Senegal. The drive in and hotel sights

February 22, 2001 SENEGAL

Drive to San Louis and about town in San Louis Senegal


February 20, 2001 Fixing the Truck 

Nouakchott Mauritania

February 19, 2001 Sahara Desert 

The road to Nouakchott Mauritania


February 18, 2001 Nouadhibou

Nouadhibou, Mauritania. An outlaw post

February 16, 2001 Convoy

Military Convoy through a mine field in Western Sahara


February 14, 2001 No Mans Land 

Journey through Western Sahara

February 12, 2001- Beach Resort

Agadir, Morocco - At the Beach


February 11, 2001 The Market 

The ancient market in Marrakech, Morocco

February 10, 2001 Fez

Driving to Fez and school on the way to Fez. Camping in Fez, Morocco


February 9, 2001- Africa At Last 

Tangier, Morocco, ferry ride from Algeciras to Tangier & Hotel/Camping in Ouezanne

February 8, 2001- Gibraltar, The Rock 

Fixing the trucks and some sights in Gibraltar


February 4, 2001- Madrid Spain 

Departure from Marriott, JFK and arrival in Madrid & Cadiz Spain


February 3, 2001- Farmington, CT 

USA-Farewell gathering at the Marriott


December 22, 2000- Windsor Locks 

Windsor Locks CT USA, Preparing to ship the trucks & the expedition team

December 15, 2000- Hampton, CT 

USA-Preparing the trucks at Bruce Kinzer's

All photos by Michael Ladden, Jim Leach and Ed Messenger

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