THE 404 IN THE EAST AFRICAN SAFARI
© 1993 by Mike Tippett
L'Aventure Peugeot, in a list of 404 victories provided on request, identifies an impressive list of Peugeot 404 performances in east Africa: First place overall in 1961 (definitely incorrect, a 220 SE won in 1961), First in Class in 1962, and Second place overall, First place overall in 1963, First in Class in 1964, First place team in 1965, and Second place overall, culminating in the hat-trick in 1966, 67 and 68.
This rally was created in 1953 as the Coronation Safari to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Typically, the rally started at Nairobi, Kenya, and was composed of two distinct legs: one towards Uganda, the other towards Tanganyika (later Tanzania). The event usually covered about 3000 miles, mostly on unsurfaced roads or tracks, and took about 5 days to complete. Click Here to Read Article