It’s been a good few months since I embraced my camera and took pics so I am firstly grateful to my mate David Mutua for coming through to help me break my duck.
This past few weeks, Kenyans and Tanzanians have been treated to the nostalgic roars of thundering engines from classic cars driven by legends in the game, Bjorn Waldegard, Patrick Njiru, Alastair Cavenagh, Ian Duncan – what motor sport isn’t he in??!! among others.
The sumptious motoring treat, traversing areas such as Mombasa, Tsavo, Tanzania, Voi, Athi River to Nakuru served to whet the rally enthusiasts appetites, who by their spectatorship add their voice to the growing demands for the need to reinstate Kenya as one of the choice countries into the World Rally circuit.
Fast forward to the Athi river leg and the venue and conditions were perfect for photography (and driving, I guess). Sharp hair pins, a muddy flat out and scattered muddy puddles all added an extra edge to the scene. Credit to the events organizers for the choice of venue. The security too was up to the task, with a razor-sharp barbed wire rink forming a menacing buffer from potential stray pedestrians – which was good given the nature of driving witnessed. And the classic cars did live up to their ‘classic’ genre. Among those that revved and splattered mud included the all famous Porsche 911, Ford Escort Mark 1 & 2, Ian Duncan’s Ford Capri, Datsun 260Z and 180B. Needless to say, the eye candies were the Porsches.
All in all, it was a very successful leg which ended with welcome news that the main and title sponsors, Kenya Airways have dug deep and bankrolled the event to ensure its continuity for the next THREE years. Good news indeed for the rally fans!!
Enough chatter, on to the pictures. Enjoy!