Trabant Goes to Africa
Crossing the worlds poorest continent in the worlds cheapest car
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35 years old, gearhead, journalist, filmmaker and explorer. With minimal technical equipment, an he took an ordinary Trabant across Africa and the Silk Road, and is going to cross Latin America. Founder of UnderFilm and the independent film company Klok TV. In addition expeditions Trans National, Dan Priban was a member and organizer of expeditions to the forgotten part of the Libyan desert into Kurdistan and the mythical Mount Ararat.
We chose the Trabant because we wanted to show that a trip like this one was possible without a 4x4, and GPS, and a satellite phone and things like that. People these days think such a thing is not possible, but its not true! The whole engine is made up of between 20 to 50 parts, if you dont count the screws: its great for a trip like this, if you know how to repair it. If you take a 4-stroke engine there are many more parts, so if it breaks down you might be lost. The Trabant is the simplest thing you can imagine. When our engine broke down in the middle of the desert, we repaired it using just a hammer and screwdriver.