Safari Rally 1971

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    East African Safari Rally.

    Cars racing are Ford Escort Mark I 1600 TC of Vic Preston Jr and Bev Smith, No. 11 car (winner) is the Datsun 240Z of Edgar Herrmann, No. 3 car is the Ford Escort of Robin Hillyar, No. 8 car is the Ford Escort of Hannu Mikkola. Broadcaster Dickie Davies appears.

    Shot description: Rally cars speed past. Man jumps out of the way. Dust follows the car as it speeds along. Edgar Herrmann speeds up ramp and stops, surrounded by people.

    Mute Col Pos

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    British Pathé
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    sound
    Media URN:
    92122
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    3354.11
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    02:01:41:00 / 02:03:10:00
    Canister:
    UN 4619 E
    Sort Number:
    UN 4619 E
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  • The event is the 1971 East African Safari Rally.

    The event took place between the 8th and 12th April 1971.

    Seen at 00:11 is the Ford Escort Mark I 1600 TC of Vic Preston Jr and Bev Smith.

    The number 11 car (the eventual winner) is the Datsun 240Z of Edgar Herrmann.

    Car 3 seen is the Ford Escort of Robin Hillyar.

    Car 8 seen is the Ford Escort of Hannu Mikkola.

    Seen on left of picture at 01:23 is renowned British sports broadcaster Dickie Davies (he covered lots of rallies during the 1970s).

    jamied 12th Mar 2012
  • Very useful - thanks very much indeed. See amended description.

    British Pathé 10th May 2012

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