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Ford on Safari: East African Safari 1969, Documentary, 1969

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robi DE

2015-02-02 16:04

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This is a documentary made by Ford in 1969 during the Safari Rally, where a Ford 20M RS won.
Not much is found on the internet about it, all I can provide is a youtube and a facebook link:
https://www.facebook.com/EastAfricanSafari/posts/710728208944928
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHEw9zfjK4g

dsl SX

2015-02-20 00:48

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Originally posted by Robi as ^ from youtube. Caused much discussion on how to enter it due to uncertainties about exact title and status given lack of detail elsewhere on t'internet. Eventually resolved as
Sandie wrote This one is available on DVD: http://www.dukevideo.com/prd4085/Ford-on-Safari-DVD .... in a set of 4 Safari documentaries made by Ford
- East African Safari 1964 "Cortina Conquest"
- East African Safari 1969
- East African Safari 1972
- Silver Jubilee Safari Rally 1977 "It's a Long Way to Nairobi"


..... so I bought the DVD - menu page:
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For this 1969 film, these are the only title/credits
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and nothing else on packaging to suggest a "better" title.

Pics now upgraded from DVD plus entries filled in with extra photos, comments etc. Online entry/results info incomplete eg http://www.ewrc-results.com/final.php?e=11652 , Link to "www.ewrc-results.com" , http://www.dlg.speedfreaks.org/archive/www2/miscral/69miscra.html , but I've got a big Safari rally book ....

Excellent film - lots of interesting background stuff for what was on the streets of Kenya at the time plus other curios:

Early colour blue Imp in Nairobi
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RHD Taunus 17M [P3] in Nairobi
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- so Kenya got both UK and D Fords in competition, and was another market for RHD Taunus

Kenyan AA Renault 4 Van passing behind Soderstrom interview at start
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- pre-68 grille, also AA placard in crowd

BMC J2 Minibus at roadside in Uganda - seen twice from normal shot plus in-car footage from Preston's Cortina
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White Mk2 Cortina 1600E in Nairobi at finish - seems to be escort car for Zasada's Porsche and pulls over to let it pass just before finishing line
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Kenyan zebra crossing
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Some other 1969 EAS entries at /movie_64281-Eiko-e-no-5,000-kiro.html - none of this film's footage shows any of those entries.

-- Last edit: 2015-02-20 00:53:56

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