Lofty Drews

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Lofty Drews
Personal information
Nationality Kenya Kenyan
Born (1940-07-16) 16 July 1940 (age 77)
Tanga, Tanganyika (territory)
World Rally Championship record
Active years 1973–1990
Teams Rothmans Opel Rally Team
Team Datsun
Rallies 18
Championships 0
Rally wins 1
Podiums 8
Stage wins 0
First rally 1973 Safari Rally
First win 1973 Safari Rally
Last rally 1990 Safari Rally

Lofty Drews (born 16 July 1940) is a former rally co-driver from Kenya.



Born in Tanga, Tanzania, Drews scored his first World Rally Championship win at the 1973 Safari Rally with Shekhar Mehta. Afterwards, he achieved further success with both Sandro Munari and Rauno Aaltonen, and finished on the podium at the event seven more times.

He continued to appear regularly at the Safari Rally until 1990. [1]


  1. Tomáš Shacki Wanka. "Lofty Drews". Retrieved 2015-12-09.