Departure Day

The morning of July 9, 1968.


We were ready and eager to be on our way. Gathering outside the Cape Argus Building we loaded the Vespas into the Jeep of tour guide Louis Greef.

The three scooters were sponsored by Grosvenor Motors, tuned for conditions in the canyon by the members of the expedition.

After being photographed for a news story we drove through the night to reaching our destination at noon the next day.

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