Three young men buy a cheap London taxi with over 500,000 miles on the clock and drive it to India in 1967 as a gap-year adventure. The cramped sleeping arrangements and squalor stretched the companion’s friendships to the limit. Apart from 22 punctures, getting stuck in a snowdrift in Iran, the loss of the exhaust on two occasions, a minor collision with a lorry in Afghanistan, and another collision with a donkey, they had no serious mishaps. The taxi was still serviceable after 9000 miles of travel through eleven countries, and they were able to sell it for a small profit!
Part of the “Short Films” screening.