The Oxford Rover will be at WinterRomp 2020!
Friday Evening: Oxford will be in the Waterville Grand’s Coburn Conference room
Saturday: 0800ish Oxford will be at Big G’s, 1000ish at the farm, 1130ish Habitat’s warming hut till dusk, Saturday night Oxford will be in the Grand’s inner courtyard which will be lit and accessible to all until 0100
Sunday: 0800ish Selah Tea, 177 Main St. till 1000ish, 1030ish the farm to Habitat’s hut
The Oxford Rover was one of the two Land Rovers that took part in the 1955-56 Oxford and Cambridge Far Eastern Expedition, also known as the First Overland. Six students teamed up in these two Land Rovers and drove from London to Singapore. The journey took six months and six days and covered over 18,000 miles. In addition to the legendary story of the trip, the adventure gave birth to books, television documentaries, and has inspired overland travelers for decades.
More about the journey can be found here on YouTube.
The Oxford Rover went on to continue to do “important things” long after the completion of its inaugural journey. Eventually, the Land Rover ended up on Ascension Island in the South Atlantic serving transportation duties for a bird watching and research expedition. It remained on this island where it was used until it fell into disrepair. The Rover was rediscovered in 2017 by Adam Bennett, a Land Rover enthusiast from York, England.
More about the return of Oxford can be found here on YouTube.
Adam purchased the truck and mechanically restored it with the intention of allowing this truck to continue its mission as a world explorer. His goal is to have the Oxford Rover tour all seven continents. Since its restoration, the Oxford Rover has made several trips to car shows across the continent of Europe. Most recently, Oxford completed an epic journey from Singapore back to London that was a reverse of its original journey dubbed “The Last Overland”. You can learn more about its adventures on Facebook by joining “The Last Overland: Singapore to London” Facebook group.
Adam has a goal of having the Rover tour all seven continents. The plan is to transport the Oxford Rover to the United States in January of 2020 and begin a North American tour. The Goal is to have it back in England by December of 2020.
We will be selling hoodies and t-shirts for O2A. Please order below.
Oxford t-shirts will be: $25.00
Oxford hooded sweatshirts: $45.00
T Shirts orders are now with the printers. Second run will be put in after Winter Romp.
Please contact Paula Miniotis: firstname.lastname@example.org