Rally veteran, Frank Tundo is a welcome addition to the seeded
entry list for the 2017 East African Safari Classic Rally.
Father to four-time Safari Rally winner, Carl,
Tundo Senior will take his crowd-pleasing
Triumph TR7 across the start ramp of this
year’s Safari Classic in Mombasa on November
Now the head of a
true rallying dynasty, Frank began his Safari Rally career in
1972, driving a Datsun 1600SSS.
Despite a full diary
as a business-man, parent and respected member of the East
African rallying hierarchy, he is a longstanding Clerk of the
Course of the Nakuru Rally, Frank has never sidestepped regular
He has earned his
hard-charging KNRC reputation and cuts the younger hot shots no
“Dad drove like a
demon on the recent Balkan Classic Rally,” said daughter
Natasha, Frank’s regular co-driver.
“Navigation was the
trickiest I have ever encountered, but we managed at the end,
coming home fifth overall.
“We were the first
non-Porsche home and the only top five crew not to pick up a
It was an incredible
experi-ence with my dad in Bulgaria.
“As a former works
Subaru pilot and highly experienced participant in the WRC
Safari Rally over the years, Frank is also an accomplished
driving mentor, who tutored his kids, Carl and Natasha, by
rallying cars over a practice track on the family’s wheat farm.
Frank and co-driver
Gavin Laurence have been seeded sixteenth for the 2017 Safari
Classic Rally. “He taught us how to drive and it will be good to
race against the teacher,” quipped Carl, who has been seeded
second for this year’s event to reigning Safari Classic
champion, Stig Blomqvist.
African driver line-up for 2017 is sure to deliver a thrilling
eighth edition of the Safari Classic, when the rally kicks off
in just over two weeks.