Restore Guinness Record Book Jeep.
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.
I'm considering putting together a trip to cross the darien gap in old land rovers... would be interested in speaking to you.
Was the movie The Art of Travel partially based on Loren and Patty Upton's trip through the Darien Gap?
Michael Turner, I forwarded your message to Loren and Patty Upton who can hopefully answer your questions. Thanks