I thought we’d struck gold, and that we might push our luck by asking if he fancied going all the way to Bamako in Mali, tempting him with the fine musicians we’re hooking up with there.
Well it turns out Reg was tempted, however the batteries in his seven-ton truck were dead.
So we pulled some strings via Jackie's (dads partner) contacts and managed to sort some at cost price, alas to no avail.
After inviting Reg and his mate up for a beer it transpired that his timeline didn’t quite fit with the Magic Thumb’s, as he would be making charity stop offs on the way, resulting in an overall three month trip. Tis a shame, but good luck Reg and thanks for the contacts.