Hit the Road, Jack
Travels with ‘Gelignite’ Jack Murray
by Evan Green
Pan Macmillan, 1991, ISBN 0330272039, black and white photographic plates, paperback
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, age toned pages (see photographs)
“A cross between Ned Kelly and Guy Fawkes, fluent in tow languages – English and Profane – with a zany reputation for exploding gelignite just for fun, ‘Gelignite’ Jack Murray was the hero of the 1950s Redex trials, and part of a team of four men who set off in 1965 on a 12,000-mile figure-of-eight journey around Australia. Driving a Morris Mini Deluxe and an Austin 1800, their task was to test the performance of a new motor oil under extreme conditions.
And travelling around the Coast, through the Queensland outback, across the Gibson Desert, through the Kimberleys and the Northern Territory, and back through Alice Springs to Port Augusta, Broken Hill and Sydney, extreme conditions were exactly what they found.”