Restore Guinness Record Book Jeep.

$3,195 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 19 months
My Uncle Loren Upton accompained by his wife Patti completed a Guinness Book of Records feat by taking a 1966 Jeep through the infamous Darien Gap of Panama which took 741 days.  (3 dry seasons)  I was lucky enough to be a part of that trip for one dry season ~40 days in the jungle.

Loren is getting up there in age (in his 80's) and I would like to restore this jeep to pre-trip conditions and present back to Loren.

Ulitimate goal would be to send jeep, Loren and Patti back to the middle east to finish the ~2 miles of their Roads End to Roads End trip, which would be another Guinness book record.   This 4 year trip started in Alaska and ended in Norway completely by land  (including Darien Gap).  Because of mid east politics at the time they lack a few miles between Egypt and Jordan via Israel.

Restoring this jeep would mean the world to a man who spent most of his life chasing his dream.  Doing what most men would consider unthinkable or crazy. 

Please follow this story as I will post more about this incredible trip. 

My final goal would to be find a final resting spot for this all American made jeep in a meseum or place to be displayed.

Sincerely thanks for any support we can get.
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Michael Turner
10 months ago

I'm considering putting together a trip to cross the darien gap in old land rovers... would be interested in speaking to you.

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Rob Lashley
7 months ago

Was the movie The Art of Travel partially based on Loren and Patty Upton's trip through the Darien Gap?

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Restore Jeep
8 months ago

Michael Turner, I forwarded your message to Loren and Patty Upton who can hopefully answer your questions. Thanks

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$3,195 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 19 months
Created January 21, 2017
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$50
Brian Despot
3 months ago

Had such a great time talking to Patty and Loren at MAOF '17. So happy they are on the trip. Hope the Jeep fires up for it's adventure and completion of the journey. Best wishes - Brian Despot

DD
$30
David deacon
3 months ago

Had the good fortune to meet Loren Upton and wife Patty on a day trip to the dead sea and Masada. The highlight of which was my half hour chat with him in the shade on top of Masada. He was modest in describing his achievements in amongst talking about the view and how impressive Masada is, as a result I did not appreciate fully the enormity of his achievements and the true importance of the Israel Jordan crossing. My loss. God be watching over you in this quest

HJ
$20
Hersh Johnson
6 months ago

Wishing you the very best....

$100
Sean Steede
6 months ago

This is fantastic. Thanks for setting up this page and I am watching and hoping the trip is completed as planned. Truly so fantastic!

$50
Anonymous
6 months ago
KG
$200
Kyle Gower-Winter
6 months ago

Good luck & Godspeed!

$50
John Preston
7 months ago

Dear Loren & Patty, It was amazing to see and hear your story of the Darien Gap crossing at MAOF 2017. Hopefully this gift will help you complete the restoration of your faithful Jeep and make that Israel-Jordan crossing soon! Bon voyage, John Daniel Preston

MA
$100
Macon Albertson
7 months ago

My dream is to overland across North and South America....I am always in awe of people who actually had the courage to get out of the "rat race" and chase their dream.

Michael Turner
10 months ago

I'm considering putting together a trip to cross the darien gap in old land rovers... would be interested in speaking to you.

+ Read More
Rob Lashley
7 months ago

Was the movie The Art of Travel partially based on Loren and Patty Upton's trip through the Darien Gap?

+ Read More
Restore Jeep
8 months ago

Michael Turner, I forwarded your message to Loren and Patty Upton who can hopefully answer your questions. Thanks

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