In 2019, one of the 20th century’s most iconic and challenging road journeys will be recreated by Grammar Productions.
battleface provides The Last Overland team with travel medical insurance, travel, crisis assistance and emergency medical evacuation support throughout their expedition.
The Oxford & Cambridge Far Eastern Expedition – The First Overland – made history in 1955 by being the first to drive from London to Singapore.
That young team inspired generations of adventurers through their extraordinary endeavour, showing many remote corners of the world on film for the first time.
Driving the original 1955 Series One Land Rover (‘Oxford’), one of the original team, Tim Slessor, will join Alex Bescoby and an experienced team in remaking history for a new generation of adventurers. This time, the team will forge the path through some of the densest jungles, highest mountains and most arid deserts on the planet, returning the car from Singapore to London.
The Last Overland Expedition will leave from Singapore on Sunday August 25th 2019, aiming to arrive in London 100 days later.
The Flag Off! 400 spectators and 95 Land Rovers assembled at the Singapore Grand Prix to see Oxford off on her journey home.
When: Sunday 25.08.2019
Where: Singapore Grand Prix Pit Lane – https://goo.gl/maps/JQdQwR1rHYFw9R1P9
Schedule: (Singapore time – UTC+8)
08:00 am – The Last Overland Team will be on site – the Facebook/Instagram Live will begin
09:00 am – arrival of Land Rovers from across Singapore (we’ve already broken the world record!)
09:30 am – arrival of spectators
10:00 am – speeches from Last Overland team, Chairman of Singapore Tourism Board, Land Rover, and the British High Commissioner to Singapore
11:00 am – Flag off! Oxford heads out to Malaysia accompanied by 95 Land Rovers in procession behind her
A 16,000-kilometre road trip is certainly an extraordinary experience.
“The Last Overland expedition celebrates the spirit of adventure travel and a goal to show that the world is more connected than divided. As these are also core values of battleface, we are proud to support the team” — Sasha Gainullin, CEO
Meet the team:
@abescoby – Expedition Leader 🇬🇧
@marcusallender – Expedition Manager 🇬🇧
@natgeorge_ – Tim Slessor’s Grandson 🇬🇧
@climbofreak – Digital Strategist 🇧🇪
@leopoldbelanger – Filmmaker 🇫🇷
@dizzyelton – Filmmaker 🇺🇸
@silver.purba – Expedition Doctor 🇲🇾
Larry Leong – Expedition Support 🇸🇬
Updates taken from The Last OverLand YouTube channel:
The Last Overland Flag-off – Singapore
The Last Overland’s Alex Bescoby on BBC Breakfast News – Monday 5th August 2019
Welcoming event organised by Southern Land Rover Malaysia for #thelastoverland
The Last Overland team made it to Malaysia and was invited for the Rovernuts festival.
Q&A – The Last Overland 2019 – Episode 2