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Mercedes publicity film1835 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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The 1968 London-Sydney Marathon1587 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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Into the Opera House1586 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 Winning Mercedes 280E1220 viewsAndrew Cowan, Colin Malkin and Mike Broad in the winning Mercedes 280E, seen here in Yugoslavia.
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Rally Sport - August 1977 - Page 1 of 31157 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 11th August 19771121 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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Zasada fuels up1111 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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Autosport 25th August 19771039 viewsTen days into the event Autosport reports progress as far as Teheran.
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Autosport 4th August 19771038 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 19771027 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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Rally Sport - August 1977 - Page 2 of 31004 viewsSecond page of David Hardcastle's preview of the 1977 London to Sydney Rally.
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Coke Moke at the Finish981 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 parade959 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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Escort refuels930 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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Magenta at scrutineering924 viewsPhilip Youngs chats his way through scrutineering for the kit car Magenta.
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Rally Sport - August 1977 - Page 3 of 3915 viewsFinal page of David Hardcastle's preview of the 1977 London to Sydney Rally.
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Leyland Terrier Truck895 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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Fowkes - O'Gorman - Mercedes 280E883 viewsThe Tony Fowkes and Peter O'Gorman Mercedes kicks up dust in Yugoslavia
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Leyland Terrier Truck872 viewsCoca-Cola also supported the Mini Moke entry to form the Little and Large team on London-Sydney 77.
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Car 1 - Mazda RX4871 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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Leaving Tehran848 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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Subaru in London811 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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Magenta kit car772 viewsThe Philip Young / John Corner Magenta kit car leaving the Covent Garden start
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Vanson / Luc - Citroen CX2400770 viewsThe Patrick Vanson / Jean Paul Luc Citroen CX2400 on a section in Yugoslavia
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Car 66 Crew769 viewsYveline Vanoni and Christine Dacremont in London before the start.
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Hopkirk pours oil in767 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 RS2000741 viewsThis picture taken soon after the car returned to the UK
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Range Rover burns out739 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 11 - Range Rover717 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 Fowkes714 viewsTony Fowkes smiles for the camera in the Johnson Rally Wax Mercedes
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Tuthill Beetle709 viewsApplying stickers to the Tuthill Showell VW Beetle at scrutineering.
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The Adelaide News 23 September 1977703 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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Cherokee leaves the start.688 viewsAmericans, Don Brown and Cam Warren leave the start in their 6500cc Jeep Cherokee.
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Car 43 - Peugeot 504TI - Covent Garden655 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 Beetle648 viewsThe Tuthill / Showell VW Beetle at scrutineering
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Car 45 - Citroen CX2400642 viewsThe Hopkirk, Taylor, Riley, Citroen CX2400 being unloaded at Fremantle. They would finish in third place overall.
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Rally Sport - November 1977620 viewsRupert Saunders sums up the 1977 London to Sydney Rally in this article titled The Final Curtain.
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Tuthill Beetle611 viewsThe 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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Racing Car News - November 1977 - page 1 of 5587 viewsA Max Stahl report from Racing Car News (Australia)
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Don Brown article page 1585 viewsDon Brown's Pickup Van & 4WD article page 1
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