Online Catalogue last updated 31st of January 2016
Three articulated trucks load in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: two Volvo 4x2 European road artics and a Mercedes 6x6 desert artic. Their destination is Sharawrah, somewhere south of The Empty Quarter. Seven days to travel a thousand kilometres, a third of which are open desert. Seven days that will turn into seventy.
This is the true story of Gordon Pearce, an English truck driver determined to get the job done. With the help of Bedouins he crossed three hundred kilometres of unpredictable desert in the height of summer 1978. Aside fromt eh physical challenges he has to battle bureaucracy and begins to dread hearing the word "bukkera" - tomorrow.
Told in Gordon's ironic , modest style and illustrated with photos from that time, Where's Sharawrah? is a captivating book for vehicle enthusiasts and anyone who is passionate about truck adventures.
Code No. 017047, 152 pages, ISBN 9781910456002, $40.00