Ford Cortina GT No.3 1964 EAST AFRICAN SAFARI
1964 East African Safari Rally Winner – Peter Hughes and Bill Young.
The East African Safari Rally is considered one of the most, if not the most, gruelling auto race in the world. It was, and still is to some extent, the testing ground for reliability in production cars. Up to 90 percent of the cars entered in the race never finish.
The course itself has varied from year to year, averaging from 3,100 to or 4,000 miles in length, originally travelling though Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Since 1974, the rally has stayed within the borders of Kenya due to political unrest in the other countries. Nairobi is traditionally the start and finish point for the rally, as well as often being the midpoint where the rally's big loop stages met.
- Motor :Mabuchi FF; 18k rpm; Gear ratio 9:27
- Chassis :Rear Mounted In-line Motor; Rear 2 wheel drive
- Magnet : Rectangular 2.5 mm; Downforce 175gm
- Overall length:132 mm
- Wheelbase : 78 mm
- Axle/Hub width: 45 mm Front; 45 mm Rear
- Tyre diameter/width: 18(ext), 11(int) x 7 mm Front; 18(ext), 11(int) x 7 mm Rear
- Weights ; Car 74 gm; Case 156gm
- Scale : 1/32