Epic classic rally attracts full entry list for 2013


More than 60 rally bred classics are set to take on the 4000km East African Safari Classic rally that starts on the 21 November in Kenya.

Competitors will travel through the former British colony and on into Tanzania, before returning to Kenya for the finish in Mombasa on 29 November.  

Porsche 911s will account for 32 entries, but Mk1 and Mk2 Ford Escorts, Datsun Z cars, a Chevrolet Corvette, Mercedes 220SE, Ferrari Dino GT4 308 and two locally entered Mazda RX7s will also compete.

The rally has attracted participants from as far afield as Britain, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Argentina, Mexico and Australia.

The biennial event was won in 2011 by ex-World Rally Champion Björn Waldegård. Driving a 911, the four-time winner of the original Safari Rally finished 30 minutes ahead of the Datsun 260Z of Geoff Bell and Tim Challen.

Find out more on the event’s website.

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