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Lee Rose & Douglas McNeil

Lee Rose
Lee Rose & Douglas McNeil

Lee Rose

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Lee Rose

  • Nationality: Kenyan
  • Age: 44
  • Age started rallying: 23 (WRC Safari Rally 1999) Finished 20th Overall.
  • Never Entered East African Safari Classic Rally
  • Greatest Event : Safari Rally, Born in Kenya to a motorsport family. So much nostalgia in & around the Safari.
  • Would like to rally in Finland- amazing roads and challenge, New Zealand- amazing roads, Sweden- snow and the Dakar- what a challenge.
  • Have rallied in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and South Africa.
  • Best Result was 2 times KNRC Champion 2003/2004 and several times winner of the ARC Safari Rally.
  • Relationship to Navigator: Friends
  • Safari Rally is and has been a huge part of my life. Like many Kenyan families, Easter was synonymous with the Safari Rally. We as a family have been involved in the event on one way or another since I was a youngster. I was later involved as a service crew member and as a driver.- to conclude the Safari conjures several emotions- all good ones.
  • Africa is home, where I come from and belong.
  • Cars Driven: Subaru Impreza, Mitsubishi Evo 4, 8, 9, Ford Escort Mk2. Also driven other cars both modern and classic- Porsche 911, Datsun 240Z, Ford Escort Mk1 to name a few.
  • Favourite Car: Evo 4, Evo 9 and Escort Mk2
  • Fun Experiences: First rally at 23 years old, it was first night of WRC Safari Rally and we were bombing down a road at 180kmh at about 11:00 at night and had complete electrical failure, luckily finished the event in 20th position.
Douglas McNeil & Douglas McNeil

Douglas McNeil

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Douglas McNeil

  • Nationality: South African
  • Age: 47
  • Never rallied before
  • Greatest event is the Dakar - pure adventure, hardship and skill.
  • Would like to rally in Sweden, Finland and Dakar.
  • Relationship to driver: Friends
  • Safari Rally means History, Endurance, friendship and pure adventure
  • Africa is in my blood, born and bred. Love it!
  • Many favourite cars. Rally Cars: Porsche 911, Audi Quattro and Subaru Impreza.