• Short Summary

    Kenya driver Joginder Singh became the first men even to win the Safari Rally three times when he drove his Japanese Colt Lancer across the finishing line in Nairobi on Monday (19 April).

  • Description

    1.
    GV Car no. 8 (Joginder Singh) around bend
    0.06

    2.
    GV Car no. 7 (Simo Lampinen) down straight
    0.14

    3.
    GV Car no. 17 through bend
    0.27

    4.
    LV PAN Car along dirt track
    0.34

    5.
    GV Car no. 33 (Kenjiru Shinozuka) crossing finishing line
    0.43

    6.
    CU Women official
    0.45

    7.
    SV Women official gives Shinozuka armband
    1.00

    8.
    SV Car no. 11 (Andrew Cowan) finishes
    1.12

    9.
    SV Joginder Singh and David Doig arrive at finish
    1.31

    10.
    SV TV camera
    1.34

    11.
    SV Singh and Doig climb on roof of car to wave to crowd
    1.57

    12.
    GV Crowd
    1.58

    13.
    SV Singh and Doig garlanded and waving
    2.03


    VARIOUS SHOTS OF CARS COMPLETING FINAL LEG OR RALLY INCLUDING SINGH'S LANCER: VARIOUS SHOTS OF CARS CROSSING FINISHING LINE IN NAIROBI INCLUDING SINGH AND COWAN'S LANCERS: SINGH AND DOIG ON ROOF OF CAR WAVING TO CROWD.




    Initials CL/0145 CL/0200


    SPORT: MOTOR ROLLING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Kenya driver Joginder Singh became the first men even to win the Safari Rally three times when he drove his Japanese Colt Lancer across the finishing line in Nairobi on Monday (19 April).

    Singh was previously the outright rally winner in 1965 and 1974.

    Heavy rain and thick mud over many parts of the rally's gruelling 3,000 mile (4,800 kilometre) route took a toll on the field and only 17 of the 65 starters were able to finish.

    But the conditions made no difference to Singh -- nick-named the "Flying Sikh" -- and his co-driver David Doig. They finished with only 117 penalty points -- 24 less than Robin Ulyate and Chris Bates who piloted their Lancer into second place.

    British drivers Andrew Cowan and Johnstone Syer gave the Lancers a clean sweep when they came in third with 162 points.

    Singh's victory this year was married by an accident just before the finish. The winning Lancer struck an African villager, killing him instantly.

    It was earlier thought that the car had run over an elderly woman, bur rally officials later issued a statement saying the victim was a middle-aged man.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD82DJ0O9DXWBIUGX8CUY2TVB9
    Media URN:
    VLVAD82DJ0O9DXWBIUGX8CUY2TVB9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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