This collection of exceptional archive films creates an atmospheric and evocative return to the days of Ford glory in Africa, recording every one of the marque's Safari Rally wins. It would be more than two decades before Ford could once again celebrate victory on this most demanding of international rallies.
From the Ford versus Saab drama of 1964, captured in Cortina Conquest, to the thick mud and swollen rivers seen in It's a Long Way to Nairobi, this collection of four classic films from Ford's own archive is a remarkable record of an extraordinary, car-breaking motorsport event.
The vivid footage shows not only Ford's Cortina, Escort and Taunus, but also challengers from Volvo, Lancia, Peugeot, Datsun and more as they battle through the dust, stone, mud and even rain encountered during thousands of miles of extreme competition.
All-colour footage shows the beauty of the African wildlife and landscape, as well as the brilliance of the driving. Early in-car and helicopter-mounted cameras really bring home the speed and drama of this incredible event.
Join heroes like Hannu Mikkola, Bjorn Waldegard, Erik Carlsson, Roger Clark, Ari Vatanen, Peter Hughes, Vic Preston, Vic Elford and more rally greats for a real adventure.
Featuring....East African Safari 1964 "Cortina Conquest"....East African Safari 1969....East African Safari 1972....Silver Jubilee Safari Rally 1977 "It's a Long Way to Nairobi"