Across the Sahara and back
Even Eric Jackson doubted this trip would be a success. He had eagerly embarked upon the London to Cape Town record. He’d been quite confident when Walter Hayes suggested that he drive round the world. He didn’t bat an eyelid at the idea of driving to Timbuktu and back in a fortnight. He was more than happy to take part in any rally thrown at him.
But across the Sahara desert and back without a spare wheel? That sounded tricky. And what’s more, the company who were proposing the trip made remould tyres.
A remould tyre is basically a recycled tyre. It’s a tyre with worn-out tread but a sound structure. The tyres are, well, re-moulded. There are many motorists who wouldn’t even drive to work on remould tyres, although the company who put the proposal to Eric Jackson were completely confident.
Eric was probably the only man brave enough to try. Maybe I mean daft enough. But if anyone could do it, that man would be Eric Jackson!