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Published with a flourish 52 years after setting out

On the evening of Monday, 21st January 2013 The Launch of The Kombi Trail took place at Daunt’s Bookshop in Marylebone Street, London. The event was preceded by a tour of the Houses of Parliament arranged for expedition members and spouses by Peter Temple-Morris who also organised a very pleasant lunch in Westminster for the same group.

The launch itself was exceedingly well supported by well over an hundred people who admired the very finely produced book by the publishers, I B Tauris, who kindly provided the wine and refreshments.

The photos below were taken during the evening by Nick Maroudias who will be pleased to send you selected print(s) for a small charge. He can be contacted by email –


The Book – The Kombi Trail

Amazingly and after an enormous input of  ideas / material /photos and just plain hard work  by Bob Cox, Roger Sherwin and Tony Thompson our expedition journals and memories have been translated into publishable shape with a selection of fine photos.

Peter Temple-Morris had the idea of approaching Volkswagen for sponsorship of the book with ample photos of the two Kombi vehicles we used in 1961-62 and Volkswagen UK agreed to a considerable sum of sponsorship money

Current timescale for publication is  book to press in November 2012 for publication in January 2013

Tribute and heartfelt thanks will be due to VW for coming up with the funds to publish to a professional standard.