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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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Coke Moke at the FinishHans Tholstrup, John Crawford and the Coca-Cola Moke, with the Terrier truck in the background, make it to Sydney. (photo - opsbooks on Flickr)
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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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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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Leaving TehranJohn Stathatos points the way for driver Erling Jensen as they make an early morning start from the Tehran control with 8hrs 54mins allowed to cover the 750kms to Yazd.
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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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The rally leaves AdelaideA typical newspaper article about the rally as it leaves Adelaide on the way to Melbourne.
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Don Brown article page 2Don Brown's Pickup Van & 4WD article page 2
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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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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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Don Brown article page 3Don Brown's Pickup Van & 4WD article page 3
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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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Don Brown article page 4Don Brown's Pickup Van & 4WD article page 4
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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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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.
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Rally Sport - September 1977This filler for the Rally Sport 'In The News' page considers the little and large Coca-Cola entered Mini Moke and Leyland Terrier Truck.
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Ticket to Teheran - Autosport 18th August 1977 - page 2 of 2Pictures accompanying Henry Liddons Iranian survey article
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Don Brown article page 5Don Brown's Pickup Van & 4WD article page 5
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Rally Sport - November 1977Rupert Saunders sums up the 1977 London to Sydney Rally in this article titled The Final Curtain.
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The Regulations - Pages 6 & 7Articles 4 to 9 of the regulations
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