Jocko Johnson’s streamliner… circa 1958
Winter is a good time to drive a rally, especially when the rally is held in November and called the ‘East African Safari Classic’. At the end of November this year hordes of classic cars and owners/drivers flocked to Mombasa, Kenya to start the 9 day rally going through Kenya and Tanzania. Interestingly the rally saw the participation of a rally legend of an earlier era; Stig Blomqvist. Blomqvist failed to win, coming second in a Porsche 911. Another high-profile competitor was seen in the shape of Pink Floyd drummer and car collector Nick Mason. Mason took part in a Nissan 240Z, but failed to make much of an impression and finished at the end of the pack after a couple of action-filled days. Surprising was perhaps the large number of Porsche 911s taking part. One such 911 was driven by Bernard Munster and co-driven by Johan Gitsels. Fortunately the car was kitted out with an onboard camera, of which you can see the result in the video above. A 36 minute video of a 911 tearing right through a beautiful piece of african Savanna, what’s not to like? (via Video: Porsche 911 onboard - East African Safari Classic)
Big Merc in Florence, Italy.
shooting by Brian Duffy in 1962 for Vogue
Not sure what car. Walter Pidgeon par René Bouché, 1960.