Vintage Rovers Across Africa | Trans-Africa Expedition 2001
The following video footage was filmed in the Spring of 2001. A variety of cameras were used of varying quality. We are in the process of restoring more film and will post additional video when available.
Desert Crossing (Part I & II)
Crossing the Sahara Desert. A 250 mile journey at 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
In the Spring of 2001, DRIVE THE GLOBE | Overland Adventures completed Stage I of its Trans-Africa Expedition. This video features highlights of the Sahara crossing, made between Nouadhibou and Nouakchott Mauritania, a vast, desolate desert expanse where the only road is the wind swept sand dunes and hard rock strewn piste. This nearly 250 mile journey took three days and saw temperatures climb to over 110 degrees Fahrenheit. It was completed with four Land Rover expedition vehicles. Participants included Expedition Leaders, Michael Ladden and Paul Shumway, as well as Pat Macomber, Al Cornell, Jim Leach, Wilson Bullard, Shane Ballensky and Ed Messenger.
Stories From Africa
Unscripted Stories from our epic Tran-Africa Overland Expedition.
These videos were filmed on the 17th anniversary of Vintage Rovers Across Africa, during an impromptu road trip from New England to Chicago. Expedition leaders Michael Ladden & Paul Shumway recount a number of their favorite stories from traveling across Africa in their vintage Land Rover vehicles. Accompanying video was shot in 2001. Part One & Two.
The African Road Side Fuel Stop
The road to Timbuktu Mali
Refueling our Vintage Land Rovers on the side of the road in 109 degree heat and dust. Paul Shumway demonstrates the fun in using a jerry can.
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The following videos were uploaded directly from Africa via satellite telephone and land line using a Gateway P3 laptop computer and the wonders of the internet. These videos were posted "live from Africa" in the spring of 2001.
DUST STORM, DOGON REGION MALI : MARCH 1, 2001
On route to Timbuktu Mali
WESTERN SAHARA CONVOY : FEBRUARY 16, 2001
The vehicle line up as we prepare to cross the mine fields into Mauritania
AL CORNELL & PAT MACOMBER : FEBRUARY 13, 2001
Al & Pat prepare their truck to leave from Agadir Morocco
LOADING THE TRUCKS : DECEMBER 22, 2000
Preparing the trucks to containerize them to ship out to Africa
VEHICLE REPAIRS, EASTERN MALI : FEBRUARY 28, 2001
Many onlookers were on hand to watch our repairs
CROSSING THE SAHARA : FEBRUARY 14, 2001
Our Land Rover 101 as it makes it’s way across the Sahara
AGADIR MOROCCO : FEBRUARY 13, 2001
A scene from our balcony in Agadir Morocco
LAST MINUTE PREPARATIONS : DECEMBER 15, 2000
Putting the final touches on the expedition vehicles in Connecticut
All videos by Michael Ladden & Pat Macomber