MEDIA RELEASE 1 August 2006
Come meet Warren Brown in Chatswood
TV personality and adventurer Warren Brown from the popular ‘Peking to
Paris’ Expedition, as presented on ABC television, will be at Morrisons
Mercedes-Benz, 742-748 Pacific Highway, Chatswood on Saturday 5 August from 11am
to 1pm. Warren will be signing The Great Peking to Paris Expedition books which
will be available for purchase.
Morrisons will also be offering two copies of The Great Peking to Paris
Expedition to the first two lucky visitors to come to the book signing on
Saturday from 11am. The book is retailed at $55.00.
The ‘Peking to Paris’ photographs, as presented in the book, will be on display
at Morrisons Mercedes-Benz, 742-748 Pacific Highway, Chatswood from 4 August to
The exhibition will be open to the community free of charge from 7:30am-6pm on
week days and 10am-5pm on weekends.
It includes spectacular photographs by News Limited photographer Bob Barker of
the Great ‘Peking to Paris’ Expedition which was launched on 15 May 2005 by a
crew of 15 drivers and support staff who set off in five 100 year-old cars on a
14,000 kilometre adventure.
Warren Brown and his teammates adventurer Lang Kidby and motoring journalist
Mick Matheson tried to re-create the original ‘Peking to Paris Raid’ which took
62 days and started in Beijing on 10 June, 1907.
The Harper Collins book The Great Peking to Paris Expedition was produced
progressively as the adventurers crossed continents and printed before they
arrived in Paris.
The photographs, which will be on display at Morrisons’ exhibition, were taken
in China, Mongolia, across Russia and then Europe and sent to Australia via
satellite from remote camping sites and hotel car parks, to be incorporated in
the book as the Expedition proceeded.
Authors Warren Brown and Mick Matheson wrote their copy from the road, often
while their cars were being repaired, and sent it to Australia from some of the
world's most remote Internet cafés.
The Great Peking to Paris Expedition book provides comprehensive historical
material on the 1907 trip and a record of the remarkable modern-day expedition,
comprising Warren's and Mick's fascinating, often hilarious and always
compelling diary entries, and Bob's breathtaking photographs.
The photographs, as presented in the book and at Morrisons Mercedes-Benz, can be
purchased from Newsphotos on www.newsphotos.com.au.
Sydneysider Warren Brown is one of Australia's best-known newspaper cartoonists
and presenter and historian on the ABCTV program Rewind. Editorial cartoonist
for the Sydney Daily Telegraph for 10 years, Warren also writes a weekly classic
motoring column, Warren's Wheels, seen every Friday in the Telegraph.
The ‘Peking to Paris’ exhibition will be held in the specially designed
community exhibition space at Morrison Motors’ new Chatswood showroom. The
exhibition space, featuring a 20m long display wall, has been purposely built to
act as a resource which can be shared and used by local community groups free of
charge as part of Morrison’s ongoing commitment to the North Shore community.
For more information about Morrison Motors and the exhibition, or to book the
community exhibition space call 02 9468 8888 or visit
Released for Morrison Motors by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations.
For more information contact Kim Larochelle or Aleks Czerwinski
on (02) 9413 4244.