Bean 1927 On Road Blog

This page is the running blog for the trip. It will be added to as events happen on a regular basis. For the the full story, historic photos etc. go to the page Bean 1927 England to Australia Recreation We… Read More

Bean 1927 England to Australia Recreation

The Greatest Drive Recreation of Francis Birtles 1927 England to Australia Journey In the last weeks of April 2023 Lang informed me that there was a 1923 Bean car that he had long known of, displayed at Gilberts Motor Museum… Read More

2022 Indian Adventure

In December 2022 Lang and Bev set out on a 3,000km drive around Southern India. This is the blog page which will be updated regularly throughout the trip. You are invited to follow along with us on our adventure. Blue… Read More

Our OKA No 200

An OKA is an Australian built vehicle. During the 1990’s 500 OKA’s were built in WA for the mining and tourist industries. They required a robust 4×4 vehicle that would be larger than a Landcruiser but smaller than a truck…. Read More

1956 Standard 8 Nullarbor Adventure

Standard 8 Adventure 1956 By Lang Kidby When my father was state manager for Standard in Western Australia in the mid 50’s, we did a trip in a Standard 8 from Perth to Melbourne and back for the Christmas holidays… Read More

2020 Getting out of Calcutta

Those who looked at my trials and tribulations in India a few months back would know we flew out of Calcutta on Air Asia (an airline now struck off my “preferred suppliers” list) Having bought a few bits and pieces… Read More

2014 “Man Up” Article

2014 Another Prostate Cancer Awareness Trip around Queensland In 2010 Lang, Carl Neilsen and I did a trip around Queensland promoting Prostate Cancer awareness. This trip was prompted by the fact that Carl had had a good outcome following the … Read More

1992 Acushla Voyage

1992 Voyage of the Acushla  Written by Dan Daley Not long after I bought the Allen Hotel I bought this beautiful wooden boat, I got talked into a marina berth in Townsville marina because they were going cheap from the… Read More

1985 Collecting is Fun

Written by Lang 1985 when he and Mick Reynolds were living and working up in Bowen while in partnership in their marine construction business East Coast Marine There is a law in the North of Queensland which says “All old… Read More

1962 The Great Amphibious Expedition

1962  The Great Amphibious Expedition Just found the photos of the great amphibious expedition in 1962. This is the first truck I owned. 1939 British Army Morris “Desert Buggy” Pictures of me aged 14 with my mother, sister and dog… Read More