Argyll from Cape to Cairo
13/05/13 09:57 Filed in: Forum
I am researching my family history. Of particular interest because I am planning a similar trip was the first attempt to drive a car from the Cape to Cairo in 1913. It was an Argyll car – the Louise of Argyll - but the leader, Kelsey, chose to shoot a leopard in what is now Zambia and died as a result of his wounds.
A great uncle of mine, John Cunliffe Pickersgill-Cunliffe, was apparently second-in-command but provided Triumph motor bike support. He died soon after in WWI.
I know very little more but thought that they might have kept the factory informed and, if so, wondered if anyone knew of any relevant archives I should consult.
Any advice would be very much appreciated,
You will find an account of the Cape to Cairo expedition here www.telegraph.co.uk/history/10174069/The-African-expedition-doomed-for-disaster.html