The Caltex Rally, the final round of the East African Championship Rally for 1973, was run on Saturday and Sunday (24 & 25 November) over a tough 100 kilometre (625 mile) route around Kenya.
SV pan car 25 a Lancia - rounds corner through dust
SV Pan car 29 - a Datsun 1600 - round corner
SV car 31 Datsun 1000 passing
SV Car 32 - a Mazda RX2 - passing
SV child running to mother
SV Car 18 - a Datsun 1800 passing
Car 1 - A Datsun 1600 passing
Car 21 - a Mazda RX 2 past camera and away
Car 48 - Peu geot 504 skids round corner and away
GV Car 37 a Porsche skids round corner at high speed
SV Car 49 a Datsun 1800 - stopping for check driver gets out
CV Car 51 - a Peugeot 304 coupe round corner and away throwing up dust cloud
SV Car 33 Datsun 1600 Stationary as crew make repairs under-neath and then get up
SV Car 55 - a VW approaching & round corner
SV Car 66 - an Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV round corner
GV Finish banner
SV Winning Car -52 Mitsubishi Colt Gallant arriving at finish
CU Colt badge
SV Davinder Singh - the driver - gets out of car smiling
SPORT: MOTOR RACING
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Background: The Caltex Rally, the final round of the East African Championship Rally for 1973, was run on Saturday and Sunday (24 & 25 November) over a tough 100 kilometre (625 mile) route around Kenya.
The field of seventy cars, a record entry for the Caltex Rally, was the highest entry ever received for a Kenya Championship event. The start, finish, and control headquarters for the Rally were located at a major Nairobi hotel.
The rally began at 2 p.m. on Saturday with the Police Commissioner, Mr. Bernard Hinga, flagging off the first few competitors in his capacity as head of the East African Motor Sports Club, which staged the event.
The record entry was made up largely of comparative newcomers to rallying, with experienced competitors spread evenly through the field.
The provisional winners were among the favourites for the event -- Davinder Singh and Roger Barnard in a Japanese Colt Gallant.