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01-10-2010 An Evening with Austin Vince

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Evening with Austin Vince

Coventry Transport Museum

Wednesday 6th October 7.30pm

Austin Vince is the man behind the cult movies Mondo Enduro and Terra Circa - the first two adventure motorcycle films ever made.  

It all started back in 1995 when Austin & Co set out to ride around the world by the longest route possible on their second hand Suzuki DR 350s.  En route they became embroiled in a 400 mile roadless section of Siberia they nicknamed The Zilov Gap, after which they clattered another 2000 miles, becoming the first Europeans ever to get to Magadan via the so-called 'Road of Bones'.  This was immediately followed by the 18,000 mile journey from Alaska to Chile, then another 10,000 miles from South Africa back to London. 

All this in an age before mobile phones or the internet, and completely unsupported and unsponsored (Suzuki famously wouldn't even give them a free spark plug!)

Austin is a fantastic speaker and his tales of adventure are guaranteed to entertain and enthrall you: 

"Without doubt the most funny entertaining evening ever, fantastic stories of travels around the world, the reasons why he did it and the reasons everybody should do it."

Dave Lewis - Thatcham Motor Research Centre.

Tickets for An Evening with Austin Vince are just £5 each - payable on the door but please book your seat in advance - telephone 024 7623 4270 (Mon - Fri 9am - 4.30pm).

 

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