For the first time Glamotori represents itself at
the East African Safari Classic Rally 2013 which starts in Mombasa, Kenya. 9 exciting racing days full of exhausting legs.
The East African Safari Classic Rally is one of the hardest rallies of the world — but why? We will have to drive over 4.000 km.
There is no rally for classic cars with such distances anymore. It is a big challenge as you do not know
if it will be rainy or dry as a bone. It is all about the weather conditions. The duration of the rally is 10 days, whereas there is one day off. It is a challenge to drive with a classic rally car
— or classic cars in general — as there are no technical devices and you are dependent
on yourself and you have to be able to repair your car. Nice sound! It works! Great! The competitors are very strong.
There are also former rally world champions. The most important thing is to drive consistently and
try to avoid making mistakes. If we do so, we have a good chance. Especially, if we do not roll over and
if the rally car is in a good condition. Today is the day before shipping the car to Kenya. This means: a long journey in a container. Therefore the car has to be checked intensively. It was a long way to create the Glamotori Rally Car. A lot of work, much time and sweat had to be
invested to make the car shine in new glory. If you work 24/7, it takes about 6 to 7 months to turn
a car of this construction year to a rally car. And the result is really impressive: Construction year: 1973
Ford Escort RS 2000 2 L Pinto-Motor with overhead camshaft Horsepower: around 160
5-speed transmission The Escort is a classic rally car
which was often used back in the days at Safari Rallies. It is a very popular rally car, it is handy, easy to drive. If you would like to possess your own classic car, you will have to reckon with a conversion time ranging from
6 months to two years, depending on your requirements. Anything is possible and the most important point: it is really worth it! Glamotori is a brand for people who are interested in classic cars. Fairness, openness, reliability are major attributes —
and that’s what we stand for. This is my car: Morgan, construction year 1975,
cylinder capacity of 3,5 litres, horsepower: 157. It is a family-owned car — for more than 20 years. And I think that it will never leave our family. “Driving like in the 1930’s”
and the car has basically not changed since then. Next year, the Ford Escort will definitely
take part in some European Rallies. Furthermore, Glamotori will also concentrate on
historical motor sports as well as circuit racing. On our homepage, our customers will be updated — almost daily — with backstage information of the Glamotori Racing Team
at the East African Safari Rally. And how do one become a member of the Glamotori-Team? Mostly, one becomes co-pilot by accident. Important characteristics are: you don’t easily get sick,
good reading skills and a good communication with the pilot. This car right here looks like one of the matchbox cars I had as a child. This is what we relate to it and this is why we — aged 40+ –
enjoy classic cars so much. So what does the co-pilot think about the Rally? It will be very exciting. There are very good and strong competitors. I think that we have a good chance to achieve a good placing.