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Camel Trophy - The Definitive History | Media Reviews

Book of the Month, Issue 223, Octane, January 2022

'...this is no mere picture book - enthralling through the hundreds of photographs are. Besides covering each event in detail, Dimbleby has interviewed dozens of personnel and participants, so there are chapters on people as well as vehicles, and on the reconnaissance missions, the trials held to select competitors, the background infrastructure, and the legacy that 'the Camel', has left behind - notably the G4 Challenge that superseded it but never quite captured the imagination like it's predecessor, whose Sandglow-painted vehicles have spawned a thousand replicas. While it's not particularly cheap at £60, this is without doubt the definitive history of the definitive Land Rover event. Highly recommended.' MD

Classic Car Mart, January 2022

'Published by Porter Press, already well known for its definitive and lavishly produced automotive histories. Camel Trophy is written by journalist and photographer Nick Dimbleby, an official photographer on the last four events. The title includes over 950 unique photos, many not seen before and interviews with the key figures behind the event.'

Land Rover Monthly, December 2021

'If YOU only buy one Land Rover thing for yourself this year then this should be it. Nick Dimbleby's lockdown labour of love is this incredible book packed with never seen before images and the result of many interviews and hours and hours of research. Plus experience too of course as Nick was one of the official event photographers.'

Best of British, November 2021

'Dimbleby's fabulous photography from his personal involvement offers some amazing insight into the people, machines, conditions, and laces he encountered. It's possible you will never complain about local potholes again.'

Auto Express, October 2021

'YOU probably won't find a more complete volume on the Camel Trophy expeditions, written by former event photographer and boasting extensive reports on each trip. It's beautifully produced and packed with great photos. The profiles on the competing cars and drivers make for welcome reading and the book's very well written.'

The Mud Life Magazine, Issue 31, October 2021

'Nick's new book contains chapters on selections, the infrastructure and pre-scouts, and provides a fascinating insight into how the Camel Trophy events were put together. There's also technical specifications and insights into the design and build of the Land Rovers Jeeps and RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) used.

'Nick's book is a must-have buy for every Land Rover and Camel Trophy enthusiast.'

Retro Speed

''Author Nick Dimbleby is passionate about Land Rovers, he works for the company and has been involved with Cael Trophy since forever. In this book he pays tribute to behind-the-scenes organising staff, past competitors, some sadly no longer with us, and those dedicated souls who travelled with the circus, whose purpose was to dig cars out of deep holes, build makeshift bridges and, in their spare time, make sure each event was faithfully recorded. They did well, as far as i can see, nothing has been left out.'