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Mercedes publicity film3327 viewsThis film was made by Mercedes for advertising and publicity. Un-surprisingly it exclusively features the Mercedes cars. It's perhaps fortunate that they were better at rallying than film making.
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Autosport 11th August 19773004 viewsReading 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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Into the Opera House2711 viewsNot 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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The 1968 London-Sydney Marathon2708 viewsA 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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Vanson / Luc - Citroen CX24002618 viewsThe Patrick Vanson / Jean Paul Luc Citroen CX2400 on a section in Yugoslavia
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Rally Sport - August 1977 - Page 1 of 32498 viewsConsidering 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 19772440 viewsTen 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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Rally Sport - September 19772349 viewsThis 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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Autosport 25th August 19772336 viewsTen days into the event Autosport reports progress as far as Teheran.
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Rally Sport - August 1977 - Page 2 of 32311 viewsSecond page of David Hardcastle's preview of the 1977 London to Sydney Rally.
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The Winning Mercedes 280E2290 viewsAndrew Cowan, Colin Malkin and Mike Broad in the winning Mercedes 280E, seen here in Yugoslavia.
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Coke Moke at the Finish2278 viewsHans 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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Hopkirk heads the parade2270 viewsHopkirk had to be blocked from being first across the finish line... here he leads the pack approaching the Opera House on Circular Quay. (photo - opsbooks on Flickr)
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Zasada fuels up2224 viewsZasada 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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Rally Sport - August 1977 - Page 3 of 32197 viewsFinal page of David Hardcastle's preview of the 1977 London to Sydney Rally.
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Escort refuels2132 viewsAn eagle smashed into the Escort screen on the run down from Alice Springs. Seen here adjusting the temporary screen at a fuel stop on the way to Port Augusta. Another screen was found and fitted in Adelaide.
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Leaving Tehran2055 viewsJohn 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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The Adelaide News 23 September 19772018 viewsThis 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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Fowkes - O'Gorman - Mercedes 280E1945 viewsThe Tony Fowkes and Peter O'Gorman Mercedes kicks up dust in Yugoslavia
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Magenta at scrutineering1935 viewsPhilip Youngs chats his way through scrutineering for the kit car Magenta.
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Don Brown article page 11879 viewsDon Brown's Pickup Van & 4WD article page 1
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Leyland Terrier Truck1857 viewsThe 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 Truck1841 viewsCoca-Cola also supported the Mini Moke entry to form the Little and Large team on London-Sydney 77.
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Subaru in London1814 viewsThe 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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Car 1 - Mazda RX41801 viewsThe 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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Rally Sport - November 19771799 viewsRupert Saunders sums up the 1977 London to Sydney Rally in this article titled The Final Curtain.
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Hopkirk pours oil in1775 viewsPlenty 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.
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Ford Escort RS20001756 viewsThis picture taken soon after the car returned to the UK
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Racing Car News - November 1977 - page 1 of 51686 viewsA Max Stahl report from Racing Car News (Australia)
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Range Rover burns out1683 viewsThe sad end of the Prive / Briy Range Rover near the finish and on course to win the 4WD category.
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Car 66 Crew1680 viewsYveline Vanoni and Christine Dacremont in London before the start.
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Magenta kit car1670 viewsThe Philip Young / John Corner Magenta kit car leaving the Covent Garden start
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Car 11 - Range Rover1664 viewsThe 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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Tony Fowkes1648 viewsTony Fowkes smiles for the camera in the Johnson Rally Wax Mercedes
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Don Brown article page 61648 viewsDon Brown's Pickup Van & 4WD article page 6
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Car 43 - Peugeot 504TI - Covent Garden1638 viewsThe Birkett, Orrick, van Delft, Peugeot 504 turning into Bow Street from the Covent Garden start. They later retired at Makarska on the Adriatic coast.
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Tuthill Beetle1630 viewsApplying stickers to the Tuthill Showell VW Beetle at scrutineering.
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Cherokee leaves the start.1612 viewsAmericans, Don Brown and Cam Warren leave the start in their 6500cc Jeep Cherokee.
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Driver awaits desert rescue1595 viewsAn 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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Tuthill Beetle1557 viewsThe Tuthill / Showell VW Beetle at scrutineering
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