Charlotte Rampling, Smuggling, the Hippie Trail – ‘An Unusual Life’, by C. Weber

Around this time Charlotte Rampling was our sort of stepmother. We lived in a place called ‘The Studio’ in Hugh Street. She and my father travelled to the East to pick up a damaged London to Sydney Mercedes works rally car and drive it back to Europe along the hippy trail. Of course my father filled the car with hash and even though they had papers from Mercedes they only just made it back through the border crossings and past highly suspicious customs officers by the skin of their teeth.