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Magenta kit carThe Philip Young / John Corner Magenta kit car leaving the Covent Garden start
Fowkes - O'Gorman - Mercedes 280EThe Tony Fowkes and Peter O'Gorman Mercedes kicks up dust in Yugoslavia
Car 45 - Citroen CX2400The Hopkirk, Taylor, Riley, Citroen CX2400 being unloaded at Fremantle. They would finish in third place overall.
Leyland Terrier TruckThe Coca-Cola V8 Leyland Terrier Truck competing in 1977 long before trucks became common on events such as Paris-Dakar
The Winning Mercedes 280EAndrew Cowan, Colin Malkin and Mike Broad in the winning Mercedes 280E, seen here in Yugoslavia.
Tuthill BeetleThe Tuthill / Showell VW Beetle at scrutineering
Cherokee leaves the start.Americans, Don Brown and Cam Warren leave the start in their 6500cc Jeep Cherokee.
Hopkirk pours oil inPlenty of oil was required after the Citroen suffered a cracked sump. At one point the crew 'borrowed' the oil from a couple of parked cars leaving the sump plug on the bonnet to warn the returning owners.
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.
Magenta at scrutineeringPhilip Youngs chats his way through scrutineering for the kit car Magenta.
Vanson / Luc - Citroen CX2400The Patrick Vanson / Jean Paul Luc Citroen CX2400 on a section in Yugoslavia
You're only Young onceAn irreverent CCC magazine article about how a couple of 'genuine idiots' plan to drive a Magenta kit car from London to Sydney.
Motoring News 21st April 1977Motoring News adds to the sceptical tone and asks whether the event will happen.
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.
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.
Ford Escort RS2000This picture taken soon after the car returned to the UK
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.
Don Brown article page 1Don Brown's Pickup Van & 4WD article page 1
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".
The rally leaves AdelaideA typical newspaper article about the rally as it leaves Adelaide on the way to Melbourne.
Don Brown article page 2Don Brown's Pickup Van & 4WD article page 2
Racing Car News - November 1977 - page 2 of 5A Max Stahl report from Racing Car News (Australia)
Rally Sport - August 1977 - Page 2 of 3Second page of David Hardcastle's preview of the 1977 London to Sydney Rally.
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.
Motoring News 18th August 1977A Gerry Phillips 'Verglas' written article covering the start of the 1977 London-Sydney rally.
Daily Mail pre-start Magenta storyA day-before-the-start Daily Mail article features the Philip Young (Mail News Desk journalist) and John Corner, Magenta kit car entry.
Don Brown article page 3Don Brown's Pickup Van & 4WD article page 3
The Regulations - Pages 2 & 3List of Officials and Provisional Programme
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."
Don Brown article page 4Don Brown's Pickup Van & 4WD article page 4
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.
Ticket to Teheran - Autosport 18th August 1977 - page 1 of 2To the annoyance of Wylton Dickson, Henry Liddon and David Greenwell set up side-line business selling detailed route notes to competitors. This is Henry's story of his trip to survey the Yazd-Tabas desert section in Iran.
Ticket to Teheran - Autosport 18th August 1977 - page 2 of 2Pictures accompanying Henry Liddons Iranian survey article
Don Brown article page 5Don Brown's Pickup Van & 4WD article page 5
Motoring News 25th August 1977 - page 2 of 2Concluding the Motoring News report of the rally up to Tehran
Don Brown article page 6Don Brown's Pickup Van & 4WD article page 6
Autosport 25th August 1977Ten days into the event Autosport reports progress as far as Teheran.
Don Brown article page 7Don Brown's Pickup Van & 4WD article - page 7
The Regulations - Pages 10 & 11Articles 14 to 22 of the regulations
Motoring News 29th September 1977Motoring News briefly reports the provisional Mercedes victory and how the event finish is overshadowed by unresolved protests.
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