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ORIGINS

ORIGINS

The origins of the East African Safari Rally may be traced back to the early 1950s, and a conversation between one Eric Cecil and his cousin, Neil Vincent. A dyed-in-the-wool motorsport thrill seeker, Vincent refused to compete at the newly built Langa Langa circuit near Nakuru, in Kenya’s Rift Valley. “I can imagine nothing more boring than driving round and round the same piece of track,” he allegedly declared. “But if you will organise an event where we get into our cars, slam the door, go halfway across Africa and back and the first car home is a winner, I’ll be in it.“

ORIGINS

ORIGINS

The origins of the East African Safari Rally may be traced back to the early 1950s, and a conversation between one Eric Cecil and his cousin, Neil Vincent. A dyed-in-the-wool motorsport thrill seeker, Vincent refused to compete at the newly built Langa Langa circuit near Nakuru, in Kenya’s Rift Valley. “I can imagine nothing more boring than driving round and round the same piece of track,” he allegedly declared. “But if you will organise an event where we get into our cars, slam the door, go halfway across Africa and back and the first car home is a winner, I’ll be in it.“

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ORIGINS

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THE 1953 CORONATION RALLY

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THE EAST AFRICAN SAFARI RALLY

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WRC YEARS

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THE SAFARI CLASSIC