• Short Summary

    TWO WOMEN WERE TONIGHT (FRIDAY) IN THE LEAD AFTER THE FIRST LEG OF THE RUGGED EAST AFRICAN SAFARI CAR RALLY.

  • Description

    TWO WOMEN WERE TONIGHT (FRIDAY) IN THE LEAD AFTER THE FIRST LEG OF THE RUGGED EAST AFRICAN SAFARI CAR RALLY.PAT MOSS CARLSSON AND CO-DRIVER ELIZABETH NYSTROM, OF SWEDEN, LED THE FIELD OF 69 REMAINING AFTER THE FIRST LEG FROM NAIROBI TO KAMPALA, IN UGANDA.

    THE LEAD HELD BY PAT MOSS CARLSSON AND HER PARTNER WAS TWO MINUTES OVER KENYAN VIC PRESTON AND CO-DRIVER ERICK SYDER, IN A CORTINA.ALTHOUGH IT WAS A SLENDER MARGIN AFTER THE FIRST STAGE OF THE GRUELLING 3,000 MILES (5,000 KMS) COURSE, SOME OF THEIR MALE COMPETITORS FOUND THE CONDITIONS TOO WEARING.

    SEVENTEEN OF THE 86 TEAMS THAT HAD LEFT NAIROBI DROPPED OUT ON THE WAY TO KAMPALA.AMONG THEM THE FAVOURITE FOR THE EVENT, EUGEN BOEHRINGER, OF GERMANY.HIS MERCEDES RAN INTO A DITCH WHEN HE SWERVED TO AVOID ANOTHER CAR STUCK IN THE MUD ON A SHARP BEND.

    FORMER RACING IDOL, STERLING MOSS, ACTING AS CO-DRIVER TO HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW, ERIK CARLSSON, ALSO WITHDREW.THE PAIR DROPPED OUT AFTER THEIR SAAB HAD BEEN TURNED BACK AT A CONTROL POINT BETWEEN KAKAMAGA AND KAMPALA, IN UGANDA.

    BEHIND PAT MOSS CARLSSON AND ELIZABETH NYSTROM ARE THE BROTHERS, JOGINDER AND JASWANT SINGH, IN A VOLVO.THEY ARE SHARING SECOND PLACE WITH PRESTON AND SYDER.IN THE TEAMS EVENT, CORTINAS APPEAR TO HAVE THE LEAD.CORTINA ARE, AT THE MOMENT, IN SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH AND FIFTH PLACES.

    THE RALLY IS SCHEDULED TO END IN NAIROBI ON MONDAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEH6N0E0H2151W76QMAG16RW7A
    Media URN:
    VLVAEH6N0E0H2151W76QMAG16RW7A
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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