Wednesday, May 13, 2009

FORD CORTINA GT MKII - 1967 SAFARI RALLY - BENGT SODERSTROM & G. PALM


Ford put a tremendous amount of effort into the 1967 Safari Rally, entering seven cars in total and spending a budget of £50,000 on the event. Motorsport is, however, a fickle thing and they were beaten to the overall win by the previous year's victors, Bert Shankland and Chris Rothwell, in a Peugeot 404. Ford led the rally initially with the Soderstrom/Palm car modelled here. However that car developed alternator trouble, and because they were unable to use all their lights they did not see a huge trench running across a road on the route. Being first on the road, they plunged headlong into it and their rally was over. Release date: September 2007

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