Description - My Mercedes Is Not for Sale by Jeroen van Bergeijk
Dutch journalist Jeroen van Bergeijk came up with what seemed like a great scheme for making a quick profit: buy an old banger in Amsterdam and resell it in the Third World, where a market or clapped-out cars still thrives. His chariot of choice is a rusty 1988 Mercedes 190D with 140,000 miles on the clock; his route takes him from Holland through Morocco, across the Sahara, and into some of the least trodden parts of Africa. He finds himself facing a driving challenge akin to a Dakar Road Rally but encounters obstacles never dreamed of by race-car drivers: active minefields, occasional banditry-mostly by the border guards-and a teenaged, chain-smoking desert guide with a fondness for Tupac lyrics. Food and water are scarce, sandstorms are frequent, and all he has to patch up his many car breakdowns thousands of miles from civilization is a bar of soap, some duct tape, and a pair of women's tights.
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(216mm x 135mm x mm)
Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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Author Biography - Jeroen van Bergeijk
Jeroen Van Bergeijk is a journalist based in Amsterdam and has written for The New York Times, Wired, and many other publications in Europe and the United States. His website is www.vanbergeijk.com