Austin Gipsies to stand in State
Austin Gipsies (the British version of the American Jeep) will stand in state
outside Bristol's Council House next Wednesday morning.
will carry the six members of Bristol University Expeditions Society on their
planned 30,000-mile, 16-month Trans-Continental Expedition 1960-61.
the expedition team will get a civic send-off from the city's Lord Mayor, Ald.
Hugh Jenkins. The six will take with them official greetings to cities in India,
Bolivia, Panama, the U.S. and Canada.
Lord Mayor's goodwill message reads
was with very great pleasure that I learned of the Trans-Continental Expedition,
1960-61, and of the very extensive nature of the route which has been chosen."
is nothing new for Bristol to be the base from which expeditions of discovery
have ventured forth over the ages, but it is heartening to find that this spirit
of adventure is far from dead in this modern era.
young men who will carry the name of the city and University of Bristol over the
world will bear with them the goodwill of all the citizens of this ancient city,
and their best wishes for a most successful and rewarding journey."
expedition will do field work in Southern India and Bolivia, filming as they go.
They carry an administrative leader, geographer, economist (business manager),
film director, cine cameraman and sound technician and medical officer.
trip will take the six overland to India, by sea to South America, up through
South and Central America to North America and home across the North Atlantic.