Sport: Montreal-Tokyo By Jeep

After spending World War II "building a long chain of chainless latrines from Calcutta to Cassino," Australian Engineer Ben Carlin was understandably anxious to get away from it all. And the amphibious jeep he saw rusting on a deserted U.S. Army Air Force field in Bengal gave him an idea. "You know, Mac," he told a friend, "with a bit of titivation you could go around the world in one of those things."

The more he thought about it, the more Carlin liked the idea. It seemed "a nice exercise in technology, masochism and chance−a form of sport." He went to the...

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