SINGAPORE: The Land Rovers

The competitive spirit runs strong among the young bloods at England's two great universities, Oxford and Cambridge. Year after year they vie with one another on the cricket field, in the debating hall, on the Thames. Three years ago, returning by air from a trip to Hong Kong, an enthusiastic young Cantabrigian named Adrian Cowell thought it would be nice if the ancient rivalry were carried into a new arena. "It would be real competition," he told a friend as he gazed down at the trackless wastes below the plane, "if we got an Oxford and a Cambridge team...