• Short Summary

    NINETY-FOUR CARS ARE TAKING PART IN THIS YEAR'S EAST AFRICAN SAFARI, SCHEDULED TO HAVE STARTED IN NAIROBI THIS EVENING (THURSDAY).

  • Description

    NINETY-FOUR CARS ARE TAKING PART IN THIS YEAR'S EAST AFRICAN SAFARI, SCHEDULED TO HAVE STARTED IN NAIROBI THIS EVENING (THURSDAY).

    FOR FOUR DAYS THEY TRAVEL OVER SOME OF THE WORST ROADS IN THE WORLD -- THROUGH KENYA, UGANDA AND TANGANYIKA. THE CIRCULAR ROUTE WINDS THROUGH 3,189 MILES (5,132 KMS) ALL TOLD.

    DRIVERS HAVE COME FROM FAR AND WIDE -- FROM EAST AFRICA, ETHIOPIA, THE RHODESIAS, BRITAIN, SWEDEN, AND THE UNITED STATES, AND FINLAND.

    YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) IN NAIROBI, CARS WERE CHECKED BY EXPERTS TO ENSURE THEY CONFORM TO THE RIGID REGULATIONS DEMANDED BY ORGANISERS OF THE WORLD'S TOUGHEST MOTOR RALLY.

    NUMBER 87, A FORD ANGLIA 1200, IS BEING MANNED BY AN EAST AFRICAN CREW. NUMBER 84, AN MG 1100, HAS BEEN ENTERED BY A NAIROBI GARAGE, WHICH HAS ALSO ENTERED ANOTHER MG, NUMBER 86. ONE OF ITS DRIVERS IS R. AALTONEN OF FINLAND.

    NINE COMETS HAVE BEEN ENTERED BY THE LINCOLN MERCURY DIVISION, OF DEARBORN, MICHIGAN, USA. FIVE OF THEM WILL HAVE AMERICAN DRIVERS.

    NUMBER 82, A DATSUN BLUEBIRD, IS A JAPANESE ENTRY, WITH ITS CREW COMING FROM BRITAIN AND KENYA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1RE3HWPPHBBSDQU0M9Y5GF3XX
    Media URN:
    VLVA1RE3HWPPHBBSDQU0M9Y5GF3XX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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