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'It’s only when you slow down, that you realize just how fast you were going. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to leave all the chaos and anxiety of modern suburban life behind, jump into your battered old Land Rover, and head off down the Pan-American Highway?
In 2019, chronically tired and emotionally burnt out, after a quarter-century of working in the pressure cooker world of Formula One Motor Racing, Nigel Betts attempted to do precisely that. Wracked with severe anxiety and depression, he was spiritually and emotionally adrift, but ultimately believed that solace could be found in his dream to become a full time overland traveller. That dream, would turn into 3 long years of blood, sweat and tears, to get even close to the starting line of his attempt to drive from Alaska to Argentina. These years are vividly and self-deprecatingly retold within the chapters of the 'Blood, Sweat, and Gears'. From the extreme pressures that resulted in his mental illness, to the life transforming change of direction that whole family made.
This book is a humorous, engaging, and ultimately inspirational true story. Packed with all the calamities, dramas, and frustrations of building a Land Rover overland vehicle whilst battling not only anxiety, but a worldwide pandemic that just won't give up.'