• Short Summary

    TWO KENYAN FARMERS DROVE THEIR BATTERED PEUGOT MORE THAN 3000 MILES OVER SOME OF THE ROUGHEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD TO WIN THE EAST AFRICA SAFARI RALLY YESTERDAY (MONDAY), NICK NOWOCKI AND PADDY CLIFF WERE ONE OF THE SEVEN TEAMS LEFT OUT OF 92 STARTERS, TO COMPLETE THE RALLY.

  • Description

    TWO KENYAN FARMERS DROVE THEIR BATTERED PEUGOT MORE THAN 3000 MILES OVER SOME OF THE ROUGHEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD TO WIN THE EAST AFRICA SAFARI RALLY YESTERDAY (MONDAY), NICK NOWOCKI AND PADDY CLIFF WERE ONE OF THE SEVEN TEAMS LEFT OUT OF 92 STARTERS, TO COMPLETE THE RALLY.

    THE SAFARI RALLY IS SAID TO BE PERHAPS THE TOUGHEST IN THE WORLD BUT THIS YEAR'S EVENT HAS BEEN LABELLED BY MOTORING EXPERTS AS THE TOUGHEST COMPETITION IN RALLY HISTORY. SECOND PLACE WENT TO A BRITISH FORD LOTUS CORTINA, DRIVEN BY PETER HUTH OF AUSTRALIA, AND KENYAN IAIN LOCKHART.

    THE FORD FINISHED THE COURSE WITH ITS DOORS STRUNG TOGETHER WITH ROPE AND ITS WINDSCREEN ALMOST FALLING OUT. THIRD PLACE WENT TO A TRIUMPH 2000, DRIVEN BY TWO OTHER KENYAN FARMERS, KIM MANDEVILLE AND STUART ALLISON. NOWOCKI AND CLIFF WON THE RALLY IN 1963, ALSO IN A PEUGOT.

    NOWOCKI HAS DRIVEN IN EVERY ONE OF THE 16 SAFARI RALLIES SO FAR, BUT AFTER THIS YEAR'S EVENT HE SAID IT WAS THE MOST GRUELLING HE HAD DRIVEN IN. MOST OF THE 85 CARS TO DROP OUT OF THE RALLY RETIRED BECAUSE OF MECHANICAL FAILURES, BUT MANY WERE FORCED OUT BECAUSE THEY WERE BOGGED IN THICK MUD.

    THE FINISH LINE IN NAIROBI WAS CRAMMED WITH SPECTATORS AS THE SURVIVING CARS CAME HOME. ONE INDICATION THAT THIS YEAR'S RALLY WAS SO TOUGH WAS THE FACT THAT A MANUFACTURER'S TEAM PRIZE COULD NOT BE AWARDED BECAUSE SO MANY CARS HAD DROPPED OUT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1K83CXGL9CKRU98ZK4WD75733
    Media URN:
    VLVA1K83CXGL9CKRU98ZK4WD75733
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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