He was born on on September 12, in Glasgow and came to Tanzania in to start a career as technician at the Arusha-based branch of, Ridoch Motors. The cars were believed to be the fastest in the realm of motor cars after the two Britons won the regional rally two years in succession. His driving talent shocked and won admiration from the Tanganyika Motors Managing director by then Jimmy Finney who convinced him to cross over to his firm as a workshop Manger. The international stature of the Safari continued to grow. For , the English Royal Automobile Club set up a World Championship Rally trophy for manufacturers, to be awarded to the marque scoring the most points in 4 of 5 of the following events:

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Bert Shankland – rally profile

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Bert Shankland – Wikipedia

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Even before he won the rally, the Tanganyika and later Tanzanian motor car market had been dominated by Peugeots. A newspaper article from 1 February [ source ]:. Unlike the previous two Safaris, this year’s route headed northwest to Uganda first, returning to Nairobi; from there, the usual southern leg to Dar es Salaam was followed by the return dash to the Kenyan capital.


Preston-Gerrish in a Lotus Cortina were running in first after a few hundred miles, with Joginder Singh in a Datsun close behind. Even local musicians included him in their lyrics.

1960s rally ace Bert Shankland dies in Scotland

Bert Shankland The Glasgow born rally driver who lived and rallied most of his life in Tanzania. Jamani nimekumbuka sana tulipokuwa tunawangoja Moshi pembeni mwa barabara wapite kwenye East Africa Safari Rally, nashukuru kuiona sura yake maana walikuwa ralky tunaona gari tu na kusikia jina bila kumuona mtu jinsi vumbi na mbio wanazopita.

He was born on on September 12, in Glasgow and came to Tanzania in to start a career as technician at the Arusha-based branch of Ridoch Motors. They relented just days before the start of the Safari, which started in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. Shankland and Rothwell Injection were soon thereafter reported to be digging themselves out of a watery ditch.

Soderstrom and Palm led the rally through the first three days on the entire southern leg of well over miles. Freddy Macha 2 May at Past local media reports show that Shankland was born on September 12, in Glasgow and came to the then Tanganyika in to start a career as a technician at the Arusha- based branch of Ridoch Motors.

However, the participation of Shankland and Bates continued to bring a lot of excitement and thrill in the regional rally. In his time he highlighted the Peugeot Later came the second version, faster and more robust, Peugeotand Shankland turned to the new car but the best he did in the rally was to finish second and third.

Rest in Peace- Amen. A Injection finished second to the Singh car, and one of the African Peugeot teams captured the team trophy. He was transferred to Dar es Salaam in with same company while participating in various motor rally events staged by then.


The draw had already taken place so Bert had to start at the back of the field, irrespective of seeding, raloy his start number was Peugeot was well represented among entrants: He was always friendly and helpful, even to humble private entrants, and was universally known as one of the nicest guys in East African rallying – although if you were up against him in an event he could prove sankland be a formidable competitor.

Tanzania was excluded from the regional rally after the government banned the event following a fuel crunch in the country that had forced the government to ban driving in urban centres on weekends. Tanzania had pulled out of the Safari in In these conditions, only the first starter would be free of fugitive dust kicked up by other competitors. The leaders from the beginning of the rally shanklad Bert Shankland and Chris Rothwell of Tanzania, driving a Injection.

Bert Shankland

Wednesday, 8 February Rally – Bert Shankland. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Two Cortinas one a Lotus behind the Injection bravely scrapped for first place, but it was the slower but stronger which won the battle. Peugeot owes ehankland lot of its worldwide success in the sixties shahkland seventies to these tough and proficient rallymen, whose cars were locally prepared, more or less without factory support.