• Short Summary

    RALLY VETERANS PAT MOSS AND ANN WISDOM OF BRITAIN, DRIVING A SWEDISH SAAB, WERE AMONG COMPETITORS IN THE 10TH EAST AFRICAN SAFARI WHO REACHED KAMPALA, UGANDA, APRIL 20, AFTER SETTING OUT FROM NAIROBI, THE PREVIOUS EVENING, ON A ROUGH COURSE OF JUST OVER 3,000 MILES THROUGH KENYA, UGANDA AND TANGANYIKA.

  • Description

    RALLY VETERANS PAT MOSS AND ANN WISDOM OF BRITAIN, DRIVING A SWEDISH SAAB, WERE AMONG COMPETITORS IN THE 10TH EAST AFRICAN SAFARI WHO REACHED KAMPALA, UGANDA, APRIL 20, AFTER SETTING OUT FROM NAIROBI, THE PREVIOUS EVENING, ON A ROUGH COURSE OF JUST OVER 3,000 MILES THROUGH KENYA, UGANDA AND TANGANYIKA.

    A CHECK AT KAMPALA SHOWED THAT LEADING CLASS A BY ONE POINT OVER PAT MOSS WAS SWEDENS ERIK CARLSSON, WINNER OF LAST YEAR'S MONTE CARLO RALLY, ALSO DRIVING A SAAB. LEADING CLASS B, AND THE FIRST BRITISH CAR TO ARRIVE AT THE KAMPALA CONTROL, WAS A FORD ANGLIA DRIVEN BY ARMSTRONG, OF NAIROBI.

    DRIVERS COMPLAINED ABOUT UGANDA'S 55-MILE SPEED LIMIT, WHICH THEY SAID MADE DRIVING DULL ON THE COUNTRY'S GOOD ROADS, AND CONFIRMED EARLIER REPORTS OF STONE-THROWING ON KENYA ROADS. SEVERAL DRIVERS WERE SLIGHTLY HURT AND DOZENS OF CARS DAMAGED. AS POLICE WERE SENT TO THE AREA, AN OFFICER DESCRIBED THE ATTACKS AS "MERE HOOLIGANISM" RATHER THAN ACTS OF RACIAL HATRED OR ANTAGONISM TO THE RALLY.

    LESS THAN 100 MILES FROM THE START AT NAIROBI, FAST-TRAVELLING RALLY CARS HIT A DEEP TRANSVERSE GULLY SCOOPED OUT BY HEAVY RAIN, AND CASUALTIES INCLUDED TWO OF THE BRITISH FORD TEAM'S SIX NEW ZODIACS WITH WHICH IT WAS HOPED TO GIVE BRITAIN HER FIRST OUTRIGHT SAFARI WIN SINCE A FORD ZEPHYR CAME FIRST IN 1950.

    BY APRIL 20, THIRTEEN OF THE 104 STARTERS HAD RETIRED OR BEEN EXCLUDED FROM THE RALLY, AMONG THEM JOHN MANUSSIS, LAST YEAR'S WINNER IN A MERCEDES-BENZ, WHO WAS DRIVING A VOLKSWAGEN THIS YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4L9TPX1MQE4AG0HOAXMDIVO0J
    Media URN:
    VLVA4L9TPX1MQE4AG0HOAXMDIVO0J
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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