Trucks and other Vehicles

Please advise of any errors or additional vehicles, or if you can identify any of the trucks where the numbers aren’t visible, using the Contact form or by email to lancethomas@iinet.net.au.  Photos can be sent to the email account. 

Asia and Africa trucks

Austin K9s
Icon K9 preparation and India Expedition This film shows the preparation in Spring 1968 of newly acquired Austin K9s at Wren Park; and then a four-truck expedition to India led by Rob Rumball, Stuart Jenkins, Harry Marsh and Jonathan Rohan Kickham.  A description of each part of the film is here.
YNK229F
Selection/training expedition to Iran, Spring 1969
Other photos
YNK230F
JNM668F
JNM668F leaving Wren Park 1968 (Adrian Mortimer driving, with Bernard Allen and Hector Rumball)
JNM668F leaving Wren Park 1968 (Adrian Mortimer driving, with Bernard Allen and Hector Rumball)
KBM345G
KBM346G
Bedford RLs
223BGF
230BGF
DHV541H
NAH814F
NAH814F (right) (Rein Kamar)
NAH814F (on right) (Rein Kamar)
NMJ259M
PMJ306J
PMJ306J Africa
PMJ306J – extracted from South America brochure
PMJ311J
PMJ311J Africa
PMJ311J – This photo was taken on the first EO single vehicle southbound Africa (4th trans Africa) led by Peter Ogden (his first trip) and Martin Watkinson. It was a petrol RL and suffered from carburettor petrol evaporation in the southern Sahara – hence part of radiator grill cover removed. The trailer was sold at Half Way House, between Victoria Falls and Bulawayo in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia at the time), to finance the last week or so of trip . Was not uncommon practice at the time. It was before northbound Africa trips were possible The truck was sold in Lesotho to Oxbow Lodge. (Information provided by Martin Watkinson. Photo extracted from the South America brochure.)
RXP597
TMJ151K
UPX85K (photos coming)
Early Africa
Bedford 4×4 M Types and 6×4 KM 6-wheelers
Note: Some of the M-types had number plate updates. So if you know which trucks have both plates please get in touch through the Contact page.
AOR621J
BVS967T
GLP200J
GLW919J
GNM152F (6 wheeler)
GUR527T (Gurty)
JNM600V
JNM601V
JNM603V
JNM603V (Melanie Henwood (EM))
JNM603V (Melanie Henwood (EM))
NRB956J
Q128NTM
Q199MPP
Q356NVS
Q364MPP
Q43MPP
Q504NPP
(stolen by Toureg bandits just out of Tessalit in Mali)
Q572NPP
Q617MPP
Q620NTM
Q815NTM
Q872NRO
Q873NRO
Q898MPP
Q985NUP
SBH441W
SVC339H (6 wheeler)
WBH645S
WBH646S
WBH647S
Truck line in Kathmandu
Trucks lined up Kathmandu (probably around 1986)
Truck line-up in Kathmandu. Martin Blackgrove on the left. Unidentifed driver on the right.

South America trucks

Bedford RLs
Numbers not visible
Dodges, Bedfords and GMC
BS99HL

BS99HL Pantanal, Brazil (Kjetil Breien Furuseth)

BVS504X
BVS965T

BVS965T South America (Paul E Murphy (EM))

BVS968T
BVS968T Peru 1982
BVS968T became bogged while attempting a river crossing successfully negotiated just previously by another EO truck. Unable to be extricated over a number of days, in the end, it was destroyed by successive flash floods.
D418MPP

D418MPP South America (Shion Scudamore)

JNM602V
JNW502V ? 
WBH648S
WBH648S (Extracted from brochures)
WBH648S before being shipped to South America. From left to right are Derek Biddle, Gerry Creamer, Neal Inwood (standing), Tony Jones, John Clark, Linda Banks.
Y39839
Number not visible

Dodge South America (Bruce Watkins)

Central America

Number not visible

South East Asia Yacht ‘Gypsy’

Does anyone have a photo or two please?

Support Vehicles

EO Pick-up San Francisco

EO pick-up San Francisco (Bruce Davidson)

EO Kombi Kathmandu
EO Wren Park Transit van

UK Transit Van (Graham Smith)