• Short Summary

    THE EAST AFRICAN SAFARI RALLY INTO ITS SECOND DAY TODAY (FRIDAY) WITH SEVERAL DRIVERS AND CARS ALREADY OUT OF WHAT IS CALLED THE WORLD'S TOUGHEST DRIVING TEST.

  • Description

    THE EAST AFRICAN SAFARI RALLY INTO ITS SECOND DAY TODAY (FRIDAY) WITH SEVERAL DRIVERS AND CARS ALREADY OUT OF WHAT IS CALLED THE WORLD'S TOUGHEST DRIVING TEST. HEAVY RAIN, CAUSING WIDESPREAD FLOODING, HAS MADE CONDITIONS FOR THIS YEAR'S RALLY WORSE THAN EVER.

    PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA FLAGGED THE FIRST OF THE RALLY ENTRIES AWAY FROM NAIROBI, WITH ABOUT 20,000 SPECTATORS JAMMING THE APPROACHES TO THE CITY AND THE OFFICIAL STARTING LINE. EARLY RAIN BROUGHT FEARS THAT THE START MIGHT BE A WASHOUT BUT THE SUN FINALLY CAME THROUGH.

    THE FIRST CAR AWAY WAS A TRIUMPH 2000, DRIVEN BY HOWARD LAWRENCE-BROWN AND GARRY HEGARTY OF KENYA. ONE OF THE RALLY'S WOMEN DRIVERS, PAT MOSS CARLSSON, WAS AN EARLY VICTIM, AS WAS TIMO MAKINEN O FINLAND. MRS. CARLSSON IS THE WIFE OF ACE RALLY DRIVER ERIK CARLSSON AND THE SISTER OF THE STIRLING MOSS.

    FIRST HER CAR - A FRENCH RENAULT - HAD BATTERY TROUBLE AND THEN RAN INTO A BARRIER OF ROCKS PLACED ON THE ROUTE. THE CAR'S SUSPENSION WAS SHATTERED.

    AS THE CARS LIMPED INTO THE CHECKPOINT AT KAMPALA TODAY, BRITISH FORD LOTUS CORTINAS WERE HOLDING TOP PLACES. AFTER COMPLETING NEARLY A QUARTER OF THE RALLY, THE SWEDES BENGT SODERSTROM AND GUNNAR PALM WERE LEADING IN THEIR FORD, WITH A FORMER SAFARI WINNER, JOGINDER SINGH, TWO MINUTES BEHIND IN A DATSUN.

    THE RALLY IS DUE TO FINISH ON MONDAY, BACK IN NAIROBI.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA0IJ2JFC5LAA0YZ9RXGNBP4UD
    Media URN:
    VLVAA0IJ2JFC5LAA0YZ9RXGNBP4UD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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