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1992 Guyana

Camel Trophy -  Guyana '92 promised to be as varied and challenging as Tanzania-Burundi '91, however ultimately the conditions proved to be drier than expected. Nevertheless, teams from sixteen nations encountered difficulties of another kind as clouds of red dust obscured pot-holes, some the size of Def 90s and deep, with never-ending ruts through ground as soft as Goodwin Sands became the order of the day. 


River crossings were abundant as the convoy made its way from Manaus in Brazil across the border marked by the Takutu River, and into neighbouring Guyana. From the border north via Dadenawa Ranch, bypassing the village of Letham into the Rupununni Savannah, then on via Annai to the Essequibo River. Soon after the raft unit was put in action to assist the teams across the fast flowing Potaro River, then on north towards the eventual finish in Georgetown. For the first time in the event's history, partici­pants also had the opportunity of adventure away from the cars as they spent two days trekking through the jungle and travelling in local river boats form Kangerooma, before finally reaching the breathtaking Kaieteur Falls. For many, this was the highlight of the event, adding an extra element of adventure seeing one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. 


At the final destination in Georgetown, the team from the USA collected their first ever award, for "Team Spirit", (albeit forgetting about the abortive second place in Madagascar in 87) with France taking the "Special Task Award" in the closest contest for overall honours of recent events. The Swiss team of Alwin Arnold and Urs Bruggisser, were the winners of Camel Trophy Guyana '92.


Vehicles: Land Rover Discovery Tdi (5 door)
Distance: 1400 kms by road
Number of Teams: 16

Participating Countries:

Austria Gerhard Urschitz & Gerald Wendlinger
Belgium Robrecht de Meyer & Marc Sarens
Canary Islands Rafael Lesmes & Pablo Rivero
France Eric Cassaigne & Patrick Lafabrie Special Task Award
Germany Markus Kaufmann & Peter Schliessmann
Greece    Vassilis Apostolopoulos & Argidis Visvardis
Holland Bernard Juffermans & Erik Veldhuizen
Italy Umberto Liuzzo & Luciano Nava
Japan Kazufumi Obara & Mashahiro Takeuchi
Poland Zbigniew Kieras & Wojciech Palczewski
Russia (CIS) Dimitrij Leonidov & Yuri Ovchinnikov
Spain Juan Segui Berga & Jorge Salvador Coderch
Switzerland Alwin Arnold & Urs Bruggisser WINNERS
Turkey Ali Albayrak & Korkut Serozan
United Kingdom Gareth Hansford & Tim Postgate
United States Dan Amon & Jim West Team Spirit
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