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Car 66 CrewYveline Vanoni and Christine Dacremont in London before the start.
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Car 1 - Mazda RX4The Mazda RX4 of John Williams, Frank Johnson and Richard Matson came 9th overall and were the 1st private owner. They drove for many hours without a windsceen after hitting a cow... the animal got up and walked away.
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Car 45 - Citroen CX2400The Hopkirk, Taylor, Riley, Citroen CX2400 being unloaded at Fremantle. They would finish in third place overall.
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Car 11 - Range RoverThe French Range Rover of Jacky Prive and Jacques Briy caught fire after rolling almost within touching distance of the Sydney finish.
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Leyland Terrier TruckThe Coca-Cola V8 Leyland Terrier Truck competing in 1977 long before trucks became common on events such as Paris-Dakar
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Leyland Terrier TruckCoca-Cola also supported the Mini Moke entry to form the Little and Large team on London-Sydney 77.
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The Winning Mercedes 280EAndrew Cowan, Colin Malkin and Mike Broad in the winning Mercedes 280E, seen here in Yugoslavia.
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Tuthill BeetleThe well loaded Beetle of Francis Tuthill and Anthony Showell included a spare engine packed in to the rear seat space. The engine would be fitted beside the motorway in the south of France.
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Tuthill BeetleApplying stickers to the Tuthill Showell VW Beetle at scrutineering.
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Tuthill BeetleThe Tuthill / Showell VW Beetle at scrutineering
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Subaru in LondonThe Japanese entered Subaru 4WD sets out from London on day one of the 77 London-Sydney Rally. This was thought to be Subaru's first ever entry on an international rally.
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Range Rover burns outThe sad end of the Prive / Briy Range Rover near the finish and on course to win the 4WD category.
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Cherokee leaves the start.Americans, Don Brown and Cam Warren leave the start in their 6500cc Jeep Cherokee.
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Zasada fuels upZasada at an Old Kent Road fuel station on the way to Sheerness. In the background the O'Connell Citroen, is being refuelled.
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Vanson / Luc - Citroen CX2400The Patrick Vanson / Jean Paul Luc Citroen CX2400 on a section in Yugoslavia
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Motoring News 21st April 1977Motoring News adds to the sceptical tone and asks whether the event will happen.
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The News 21st Sept 1977This letter to the editor of The News complains about the dangers of lack of rest. It was Zasada that fell asleep with the engine running and lights on.
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The Adelaide News 23 September 1977This is The Adelaide News front page article about the accident between the Dacrement / Vanoni Fiat and the Stuckelberger / Cheneviere Citroen. Also see the Memories page for Stuart Darbyshire's memories of flying the severly injured Christine Dacremont to hospital.
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Driver awaits desert rescueAn Australia Sunday Mail article about the Don Brown Cam Warren - Jeep Cherokee breakdown and Don's four day wait for rescue.
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Motoring News 11th August 1977Motoring News covers the rally start. There is also an article looking at the preparation of Tony Fowkes Mercedes.
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Don Brown article page 1Don Brown's Pickup Van & 4WD article page 1
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Racing Car News - November 1977 - page 1 of 5A Max Stahl report from Racing Car News (Australia)
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The Regulations - Front CoverThe front cover of the Official Regulations for the Singapore Airlines 1977 London-Sydney Rally
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Rally Sport - August 1977 - Page 1 of 3Considering the apparent failure of the organisers to keep up to speed with the publicity & organisational essentials for the longest rally in history it is hardly surprising that David Hardcastle adopts a jaundiced view in this article.
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Autosport 4th August 1977Ten days before the start Autosport acknowledge that the event will start and even report Henry Liddon's comment "I know it is going to be a hell of a hard event".
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Into the Opera HouseNot great quality but this clip from an 8mm movie might stir a memory or two. The clip starts at TC47 Barraba....
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Motoring News 18th August 1977Motoring News cover story. Picture shows the Chuchua Jeeps and the Malaysian, Swee Chew Wong, Mercedes crossing Blackheath.
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Racing Car News - November 1977 - page 2 of 5A Max Stahl report from Racing Car News (Australia)
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The Regulations - Page 1Introduction by George Chan of Singapore Airlines
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Rally Sport - August 1977 - Page 2 of 3Second page of David Hardcastle's preview of the 1977 London to Sydney Rally.
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Autosport 11th August 1977Reading this article you might get the impression that Autosport was not bowled over by the quality of the entry line up.
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The 1968 London-Sydney MarathonA short edit of the 68 Marathon film made by Castrol. Several of the leading crews featured in this clip, Cowan, Hopkirk, Green, Zasada, Ogier, would also take part on the 1977 London-Sydney Marathon.
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Motoring News 18th August 1977A Gerry Phillips 'Verglas' written article covering the start of the 1977 London-Sydney rally.
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Autosport 18th August 1977A few words and pictures covering the start of the event.
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Racing Car News - November 1977 - page 3 of 5A Max Stahl report from Racing Car News (Australia)
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Rally Sport - August 1977 - Page 3 of 3Final page of David Hardcastle's preview of the 1977 London to Sydney Rally.
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Magenta - Daily Mail 15th July 1977The Daily Mail Motoring section article captioned - "Across the world in a car you can build in a garden shed."
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Motoring News 25th August 1977 - page 1 of 2A comprehensive Motoring News report on the rally as far as Tehran. This is the first of two pages.
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Racing Car News - November 1977 - page 4 of 5A Max Stahl report from Racing Car News (Australia)
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The Regulations - Pages 4 & 5Articles 1 to 4 of the regulations and a selection of Jim Gavin route survey pictures from 1970.
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