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    A Kenya due on Sunday (25 August) won the Coca Cola motor rally -- one of the world's major rally events.

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    A Kenya due on Sunday (25 August) won the Coca Cola motor rally -- one of the world's major rally events.

    Davinder Singh and Roger Barnard in a Misubishi Colt Lancer came in first, losing 28 points. Zully Rehmtulla and Nizar Jivani in a Datsun came in second losing 47 points, and Van-Dyk and Street in a Ranault Alpine were third with 51 points. They shared third place with Collinge and Bates in a Colt Gallant.

    The rally - which attracted 56 entrants this year, about 30 fewer than last year -- was first run in 1967, and is now a Kenya championship event. Like the Monte Carlo rally, this rally has a number of different starting points -- Nairobi, Nakuru and Nanyuki -- for the first leg. For the second leg, all cars use the same course.

    Davinder and Barnard set out from Nairobi and were placed first at the end of the first leg on Saturday (24 August). They held off the challengers during the second leg on Sunday (25 August).

    The winner of the April East african Safari, Joginder Singh -- Davinder's brother -- was among the favourites to win the Coca Cola rally. He was placed fifth at the end of the first leg on Saturday, but the clutch in his Lancer burnt out on Sunday.

    Only 36 of the 56 starters finished the first leg of the rally.

    Davinder Singh and Roger Barnard received their prizes -- the Coca Cola Trophy and a lump sum in cash -- at a champagne reception at Nairobi's Intercontinental Hotel on Sunday evening.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6AN0C6C29ZO6LRT03QBVDI4BM
    Media URN:
    VLVA6AN0C6C29ZO6LRT03QBVDI4BM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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