• Patrick1
    6 April 2008 at 15:14 #47251

    I think Hammish Moffatt did the most impressive driving ever done with a Lagonda, from London to Cape Town.
    Are there any artikels or pictures about this? Is it still the oldest car ever what drove through the sahara?


    17 February 2009 at 14:26 #47519

    found one, thanks to the Automobile. But were are the rest????? must be somewere? As this is , I presume, the biggest effort a Lagonda has ever done.


    Colin M34
    17 February 2009 at 21:30 #47521

    Hi Patrick,

    I can’t match Hamish’s efforts, but I did once drive my 12/24 for 300 miles in one day. It took me 10 hours but it was not too tiring because they are such a pleasure to drive. However I sold it many years ago because I graduated to the ‘bigger’ Lagondas which are equally good to drive.

    The biggest problem with the 12/24 is big end lubrication but that is another story for now.

    Colin M34

    18 February 2009 at 20:17 #47527

    Hi Colin ,
    I even don’t think about it to do the same as Hamish Moffatt. Do you know if he made a report about this “trip” ? But 300 miles in one day, I know were you are talking about. Time goes fast on those days.

    Bigger Lagondas equely good to drive????? Is it???…. 😆 😆
    No, without joking, thats something else.
    But you are right even in the lightcar generaton the driving quality was already there.


    7 March 2010 at 18:49 #47756

    there was an excellent article on Hamish Moffat’s journey through Africa in one of the early Club magazines. Colin Bugler has a big stock of old magazines for sale.

    7 April 2012 at 11:27 #48901

    a bit of late response of 3 years, but here it is:

    Google “Hamish Moffat” and you find more info
    or just use this link:

    Link dedicatet to Hamish Moffatt

    Thanks to the Moffatt family for making this site.


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