There’s a very long story about how I came to be lost in the Mojave desert, in a Mustang. With the sun beating down and water and fuel running low I paused from my headless chicken charge across the desert when I spotted, miles from anything, this strange and seemingly abandoned hybrid bus/truck/squat.

The bottom half is an International Loadstar truck of c.1964 vintage. The top half is a VW campervan. It was knackered. There were people in it.

I was hoping for a cup of tea. I got a drug-befuddled chap and his mangy girlfriend asking for a tow, a ride, and then (inevitably) money. Their freewheeling lifestyle had ground to a halt in the middle of the Mojave desert and the bus/truck/squat thing was about to be abandoned. Their surfboard looked a bit superfluous. I gave ’em a few Dollars. I hope they made it to civilization.

The rest of my very long story is here.


About The Author

Rich Duisberg

Rich's drivel regularly appears in Practical Performance Car and GT Porsche magazines. He has also written for Classic & Sportscar, MogMag, Classic Performance and Retro, Banzai, Evo, and Modern Mini. He also did a book no-one bought. His hungover fizzog also often appears on CBS’s Carfection channel enthusing about historic motoring. Le Mans winner Derek Bell once refused to get in Rich's Morgan Three Wheeler with him at the wheel. Currently amongst the detritus in his garage is a 1972 Fiat 500 Abarth, a fat BMW and a Lotus Elise. Previous machinery includes a Porsche 968, an Alfa GTV V6 and a dreadful Sinclair C5. He also owns a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike.

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