• Short Summary

    THE SURVIVING CARS HAVE CROSSED THE FINISH LINE IN THE GRUELLING 3,200 EAST AFRICAN SAFARI RALLY WITH JAPANESE DATSUNS TAKING ALL THE MAJOR PRIZES.

  • Description

    THE SURVIVING CARS HAVE CROSSED THE FINISH LINE IN THE GRUELLING 3,200 EAST AFRICAN SAFARI RALLY WITH JAPANESE DATSUNS TAKING ALL THE MAJOR PRIZES.

    THE PROVISIONAL WINNERS WERE THE FIRST TO FINISH, EDGAR HERRMANN OF NAIROBI AND HANS SCHULLER OF WEST GERMANY, DRIVING A DATSUN 1600.

    OF THE 91 CARS WHICH SET UT ONLY 24-INCLUDING NINE DATSUNS-REACHED THE FINISHING LINE AFTER FIVE DAYS OF DRIVING OVER SOME OF THE ROUGHEST ROADS IN AFRICA.

    HERRMANN AND SCHULLER LOST 395 PENALTY POINTS. ALTHOUGH THE RESULTS ARE SUBJECT TO FINAL CHECKING, RALLY OFFICIALS SAID THE LEADING CARS WERE UNLIKELY TO BE DISPLACED.

    NAMED PROVISIONALLY SECOND WERE JOGINDER SINGH AND KEN RAYNARD, OF KENYA, ALSO DRIVING A DATSUN.

    ANOTHER DATSUN DRIVEN BY JAMIL DIN AND A. MUGHLA WAS THIRD TO CROSS THE LINE BUT WAS BEATEN FOR THIRD PLACE OVERALL BY BERT SHACLAND AND CHRIS ROTHWELL OF TANZANIA DRIVING A PEUGEOT 504.

    THE ONLY WOMAN DRIVER TO FINISH WAS MISS CHRISSY MICHAELIDES, A 27-YEAR-OLD NAIROBI SECRETARY, DRIVING A VOLVO 122, SHE WAS SIXTH IN THE PROVISIONAL PLACINGS.

    THE OTHER VEHICLES TO FINISH WERE SIX PEUGEOTS, TWO SAABS, AN ALFA ROMEO, DAF, MERCEDES BENZ, A TOYOTA, AND A TRIUMPH.

    THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE LINED THE STREETS INTO KAMPALA ON MONDAY (MARCH 30) TO WATCH THE LEADERS FINISH.

    ROAD CONDITIONS IN THE RALLY RANGED FROM DRENCHING RAIN AND MUDDY ROADS TO BLAZING SUN AND CLOUDS OF DUST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACJ2UNJVJ1Z0JZY2OU548TX500
    Media URN:
    VLVACJ2UNJVJ1Z0JZY2OU548TX500
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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