• Short Summary

    EAST AFRICAN SAFARI DRIVERS GOING THROUGH TANZANIA ON FRIDAY, SECOND DAY OF THE RALLY, HAD TO BATTLE THEIR WAY ALONG ROADS AXLE-DEEP IN THE MUD.

  • Description

    EAST AFRICAN SAFARI DRIVERS GOING THROUGH TANZANIA ON FRIDAY, SECOND DAY OF THE RALLY, HAD TO BATTLE THEIR WAY ALONG ROADS AXLE-DEEP IN THE MUD. AT THE CONTROL POINT AT HANDENI, SOME 125 MILES NORTHWEST OF DAR-ES-SALAAM, MUD-STAINED CARS TESTIFY TO ROAD CONDITIONS.

    BERT SHANKLAND OF TANZANIA ENDED THE DAY AS LEADERS. C.R.ROTHWELL OF MOSHI, TANZANIA, WAS CO-DRIVER. BRITAIN'S MRS PAT MOSS CARLSSON RETIRED FROM THE RALLY AT MOROGORO SHE WAS DRIVING FOR SWEDEN WITH SWEDISH CO-DRIVER ELIZABETH NYSTROM. OTHER CARS FILMED WERE NO.38, A MERCEDES DRIVEN BY EDGAR HERRMANN AND GERD ELVERS, BOTH OF NAIROBI; NO.41, A PEUGEOT, DRIVEN BY CHARLES HUTCHISON OF NYERI, KENYA, AND FRANCIS HUNT OF JINJA, UGANDA; NO. 35, A TRIUMPH DRIVEN BY PETER SHIYUKAH AND FREDERICK HAWKE, BOTH OF NAIROBI; NO. 22, A CITROEN DRIVEN BY JOHN JEEVES OF ELBURGON, KENYA, AND CLIFF COLLINGE OF NAIROBI; NO. 5, A FORD CORTINA DRIVEN BY RAJANIKANT PATEL AND MOHAMED KHAN, BOTH OF NAIROBI; CAR NO. 3, A PEUGEOT DRIVEN BY JAMIL DIN AND MAQSOOD MINHAS, BOTH OF KAMPALA, UGANDA; NO. 24, A MERCEDES, DRIVEN BY JAMES WILSON OF NAIROBI, AND J.H. SAUNDERS OF THIKA, KENYA.

    HEAVY RAINSTORMS HAD ADDED TO THE NATURAL HAZARDS OF THE ROADS WINDING THROUGH THE 8,000 FEET (2,400 METRES) USAMBARA MOUNTAINS ON THE FIRST STAGE OF THE 3,000 MILES (4,800 KILOMETRES) RALLY. SOME OF THE EAST AFRICAN DRIVERS DESCRIBED THE ROADS THEY HAD DRIVEN OVER DURING THE NIGHT AS THE WORST THEY HAD EVER SEEN. BUSES RAN INTO TROUBLE, TOO.

    EIGHTY-EIGHT COMPETITOR HAD SET OUT THURSDAY FROM NAIROBI ON ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST TESTING RALLIES. BY SATURDAY MORNING THEIR TOTAL HAD BEEN REDUCED TO 14.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAALL4NRPDFEBYSM21NJ6X3578P
    Media URN:
    VLVAALL4NRPDFEBYSM21NJ6X3578P
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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