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Album No 01

Ford Anglia 1997 Motor Racing Photo's - Album No 01

Photo's of Nigel Broderick and Paula Broderick in their Ford Anglia Estate on the
1997 Peking to Paris Motor Challenge - 6th September to 18th October 1997


Some Key Facts:
  • Flagged start from the Great Wall of China
  • 94 cars started
  • 24 nationalities of drivers
  • Cars aged between 1907 and 1972
  • 16,000km course
  • 43 day challenge
  • 11 Countries
  • First rally to cross Tibet
  • First rally to cross Iran for 20 years
  • Course passes through the Himalayas
  • Over three deserts
  • Ends in Central Paris
  • Entry fee was 25,000

  • Ford Anglia - Peking to Paris

    Ford Anglia - Peking to Paris

    Ford Anglia - Peking to Paris

    Ford Anglia - Peking to Paris

    Ford Anglia - Peking to Paris

    Ford Anglia - Peking to Paris

    Ford Anglia - Peking to Paris

    The Ford Anglia Estate is on display at the Haynes Motor Museum in the UK,
    and has the following Information Plaque displayed next to it.

    Purchased by David Steel (now Lord Steel of
    Aikwood) from a local garage his intention was
    to compete with it in the Trans Africa Rally.
    After preparing the car the Rally was cancelled
    so instead he entered the 1992 Monte Carlo Challenge in the modified class, which he completed.

    Its next trip out was in the 1997 Peking to Paris Rally in the hands of its new owner Nigel Broderick who extensively modified the car for the gruelling 10,000 mile trip.

    The engine was uprated to a 1600cc crossflow coupled to a Cosworth 5 speed box. The rear axle is standard but with Quaiffe fully floating shafts. The Anglia finished the event winning
    the 2 Litre class, 3rd in the classics and 6th overall, a commendable effort.
    Since its return to the UK it has raised many thousands of pounds for children's charities.

    Results of the Rally (Top 3 Shown)

    1997 Peking to Paris Motor Challenge
    Held on 6th September to 18th October 1997

    Notes: There were 94 starters and 82 finishers (DNF = Did Not Finsh)

    Finish Class Position
    in Class
    Race No Team / Entrant
    Engine Size Total Time
    1 6 1 97 Phil Surtees / John Bayliss
    1942 - Ford Willys Jeep MB
    2199cc 43d 0h 17
    2 1 1 23 Ted Thomas / Vic Zannis
    1950 - Ford Club Coupe
    4000cc 43d 0h 21
    3 3 1 50 John Catt / Simon Catt
    1965 - Ford Cortina Mk I
    1770cc 43d 0h 44
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    6 3 2 52 Nigel Broderick / Paula Broderick
    1967 - Ford Anglia Estate
    1680cc 43d 0h 59

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