Trans Amazon Rally?

Discussion in 'Racing' started by skibum_1260, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. skibum_1260

    skibum_1260 Been here awhile

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    Trying to find some info on this with not much luck, looks to have been only held once, had 11 out of 71 finishers, the race had huge financial troubles but after the entrants paid an exta 150k it was back on. there should be a book on this somewhere!
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  2. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    sounds sort of like the Camel Trophy series...only that was with Land Rovers.
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  3. Ruffus

    Ruffus Dirty Old Mudder

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    The documentary of it was "Racers Of A Distant Dream" I used to get it at BlockBuster. Haven't seen it in years, but yeah, it was a one shot deal. Too bad, I loved that movie, hopefully I'll find it someday.
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  4. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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  5. skibum_1260

    skibum_1260 Been here awhile

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    finally found me a vhs tape now just need to find someone to copy to dvd
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  6. jack splash

    jack splash Two Sheds

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    Hey: Somewhere I have the entry book with the supp regs etc. I still have a poster hanging in my office.
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    It's from 1988,here's the KLR600 I setup intending to enter on. It has the Exploration Society Sticker on the side plate.


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    However, I also had finincial issues and didn't go.

    I'll try to find the book this week.
    Jack
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  7. Nieveria

    Nieveria n00b

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    My brother & cousin raced this one in a Nissan RS240
    Let me know if you ever get a hold of a copy.
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  8. Dread Pendragon

    Dread Pendragon throttle to the donk

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    Tires exploding off vehicles? Now THAT is one badassarific race!




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    To ride that far on a KLR you would have needed a LOT of zip ties!
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