Marathon Land Cruiser

Marathon Land CruiserNow this is a proper adventure! A group of ex-military personnel have restored a 1993 Toyota Land Cruiser, which they intend to drive from Kabul in Afghanistan to Goodwood in leafy – and somewhat safer – Sussex. The journey will cross some 17 different countries and will cover over 4600 miles. Leading the trip will be ex-marine Chris Short, who is making the journey as a symbolic statement to encourage other veterans in their readjustment to ‘ordinary’ life. Highly laudable, but the guy’s obviously something of a madman since instead of doing the trip from behind the wheel of the Toyota, he’s driving an all-terrain motorbike. Strap it to the rear and jump in would be our advice, Chris. The trip has been organised by Shoresec Racing and all funds raised will be given to Mission Motorsport, a charity that helps recovery and rehabilitation of ex-service personnel through motor racing. We hope to give more details of the trip in a forthcoming issue.

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