In 2019, Grammar Productions recreated one of the 20th century's most iconic and challenging road journeys so called "The Last Overland", to drive 19,000 kilometres from Singapore to London in 111 days!
The First Overland
IN 1955, six young men set out to make history by being the first to drive 19,000 miles overland from London to Singapore. Many had tried, all had failed. But after six months of hard slog this team finally made it, and a bedazzled young BBC producer, David Attenborough, commissioned a TV series to share their incredible adventure with a post-war-weary British public. The book written about the journey – The First Overland – has never been out of print, and has inspired generations of adventurers since.
Many years later, (now Sir) David paid tribute in a special programme to mark “this wonderful journey”. It was a journey, however, he was sure “could not be made again today.” Attenborough’s words planted a seed in the mind of 87 year old Tim Slessor, one of the surviving ‘First Overlanders’, who was determined to prove otherwise. In 2019, backed by a team from across the world, Tim finally got his chance.
So began what’s been called “the mother of all road trips”, an audacious, madcap and heart-warming adventure in a 64 year old car crossing 23 countries, in which absolutely nothing went to plan right from the very start.
The Last Overland
It was an epic trip from Singapore to London that took place back in 2019. It was also a homage to the first overland expedition from London to Singapore back in 1955. The trip spanned over 111 days and over 19,000 kilometres (almost 12,000 miles)!
More about The Last Overland: https://www.lastoverland.com/
BlackVue provided a 4K UHD dashcam (model DR900S-2CH) for the duration of the trip to capture all the action. Larry Leong from The Last Overland Team gracefully shared all the recorded footage with us. Thank you, Larry!
In this series, we provide over 1-hour long videos from the expedition from amazing places captured by the BlackVue dashcams. We guarantee you pure viewing experience, uninterrupted by ads or any other distractions.
Enjoy the first one, representing the Sary-Tash (Kyrgyzstan) to Murghab (Tajikistan) leg of the journey.