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Old 08-18-2008, 09:03 PM   #15
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Herb, have you done anything with the trailer....

No its still patiently waiting on me to disassemble it and start fixing it then. It needs everything done to it and may have a bad frame.

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Route Card, and picture taken at Jerash, Jordan. I also have a picture of the 1960 African Caravan parked at Jerash.

I have posted additional pictures at this location.

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Old 08-18-2008, 09:24 PM   #17
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To answer several questions posed above, here are the trailers that I know still survive from the Around the World Caravan:

#5289 - 1962 Overlander - Herb's trailer currently in Florida
#6472 - 1962 Ambassador - Lumatic's Trailer
#7667 - 1963 Overlander - Was for sale on eBay in 2006 along with the original Ford 4x4 pickups that pulled it, was in Monrovia, CA at the time, current whereabouts unknown
#8671 - 1963 Safari - This is the "Kentucky" trailer that was refered to, photo's of it are in the photo archive from a show in Kentucky, but it resided in Indiana it's entire life until late last year when a guy for Ohio bought it and flipped it on eBay, it is now in California, being turned into a mobile honey beee observatory. See the Spring 2008 VAC Vintage Advantage for a detailed story about this trailer.

I don't have time to look them up at the moment, but there are several threads on the forums about some of these trailers.

Here are the trailers that I know were detstroyed and no longer exist:
#120 - Burned to the ground in a gas station fire in India
#4032 - Totaled in an accident in India
#5232 - Totaled in an accident in Kansas after the the caravan ended

What is this I hear about 62 Overlander possibly having owned another surviving trailer from the caravan. If so, I'd like to add it to my growing database of survivors.

And let me note that I have heard rumors of other survivor's, but the leads dried up and cannot be proven. Please provide inforamtion if you know of any other survivors. Thanks.

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Changing subjects, there is one person surviving from the Around the World Caravan that is still a WBCCI member - #5232 Marjorie Nolan. I believe that several children/grandchildren still survive, but none to my knowledge are current WBCCI members.
No I didn't own a trailer from that caravan. I wish I did. I did try to buy that trailer you mentioned with the original Ford pickup but the owner would not respond.

Also, I think McGregor Smith may still be alive.
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The directory was published before the Caravan left on the Cleveland. In Thank you Marco Polo, it states there were 105 people on the Caravan.

David Sutcliffe, and his parents traveled with us on the African Caravan.

8511 is interesting, it shows it issued to Smith in the numeric section of the 1964 directory, but I couldn't find an alpha listing until the 1966 directory.

Unlike the African Caravan there was no planned European Caravan, other than those on the Around-the-World Caravan. It is possible that a few Caravanners joined them in route in Europe. I don't have any info regarding that notion.

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Thanks for correcting my error, I was working from memory. In the past I determined that I meeded to count David Sutcliffe to account for the full 105 caravanners that went Around the World. And I just checked, David is listed in the Back of Thank You Marco Polo, so that is where I got his name from.
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Helen's Copy of Thank You Marco Polo

I have two copies of Thank You Marco Polo. One was a gift from my Mother to me.

The other was given to my Mother by McGregor Smith. It was autographed and signed by the entire Smith Family.

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