Originally Posted by Arch Hoagland
How was the availability of fuel?
The Sahara is roughly equal in size to the contiguous United States. We had tankage for about 400 US gallons - that gave us a range of about 1400 miles. There are several major oases across the desert with the longest stretch without fuel being about 1000 miles.
Our return, on the 30 June 1960, was the very last vehicle to have made that full crossing. The route was closed and has been ever since. On that crossing, we towed a 4-tonne Forward Control Jeep that had broken its transfer box and had only front-wheel drive.
To our surprise Jeep announced that the useless vehicle had circumnavigated the world without any mechanical issues!
Our video shows this was totally untrue.