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Opps East African Safari 2017

Discussion in 'Rally & race' started by STEVE BURNS, Nov 29, 2017.


    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Committee Member

    Well that will not tee cut out
    Italian entry crashes out on day 2 of the rally
    bad news for car but good news both participants all OK


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  2. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member


    I wonder how much money that 2 days has cost them?

    I notice it's a RHD UK registered car.
  3. datsfun

    Z Club Member

    They are local Kenyan residents of Italian Heritage.:)

    And the car was the winning car from earlier years, built by 4tewart Wilkins. An ex Aussie car.

    Why it's wearing UK plates you ask? Another "Big Sam" samuri identity type of a tale..
  4. Hub280ZX

    Hub280ZX Forum User

    Hello from Reims!

    I hate to see a Z in such condition after racing, but rules for the game are there...
    The positive side is that the two crew members are safe and smiling!

    Rob, money is probably not the issue when you enter such event:
    If we are still counting, that shows that we are not for it!!

    What made me surprised is that the car has no one single window broken!
    The impacts must have been serious looking around the shape of it.
    The cage is probably the reason, and this is a build that shows exactly what you should expect from it: A very good protection indeed!

    But still not for me! :cheers:
  5. yellowz

    Z Club Member

    What kind of impact did that damage?
  6. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    I'm assuming it rolled - I'll try to find out.

    Hubert - do you have a 'Lottery' competition in France? Perhaps we should start playing.
  7. Hub280ZX

    Hub280ZX Forum User

    There is no touch on the roof...
    I would imagine that it danced horizontally for uncontrolled spin(s) on rough ground, hitting all sides on earth irregularities side to the road track.
    Rock hit would give fast deformation on limited areas of the frame.
    Earth hit is making deeper deformation like the right wing and bonnet result.
    It definitely turned a few laps before stopping, looking at the rear and left back wheel damage...

    Rob, statistically, some will say that you only need the right one to win...
    I consider being too old now to have a chance!
    Some are playing since decades, and their only result is to pay more taxes!
    The average state win in France is around 65-70% of all the money involved.
    This is no game!!
  8. johnymd

    Z Club Member

    The damage doesn't look extensive and sounds just as been described. Quite heavy front corner which spun the car and caused a lighter rear corner impact and that's probably about it.
  9. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary Staff Member Committee Member

    John, it looks extensive to me but yes Hubert and you may be correct about the accident. I was thinking of a cart-wheel type of accident but will we ever find out?

    This report mentions the accident (but not in detail) and two deaths associated with the rally.


    The guy starting the first car (maroon shirt and wearing glasses) in the Day 1 video below was killed the following day in a road accident! The Datsun in the accident is featured at about 2 mins going ok.

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  10. SKiddell

    SKiddell Having a bad day


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