• Short Summary

    WITH ITS VAST EXPANSES OF SANDY BEACHES, AUSTRALIA IS AN IDEAL SETTING FOR BEACH AND WATER SPORTS.

  • Description

    WITH ITS VAST EXPANSES OF SANDY BEACHES, AUSTRALIA IS AN IDEAL SETTING FOR BEACH AND WATER SPORTS. THE LATEST CRAZE FOR THE SURF SET IS BEACH BUGGY RACING.

    THE SANDHILLS AROUND SYDNEY'S BOTANY BAY, IN NEW SOUTH WALES, PROVIDE A NATURAL RACE TRACK FOR THE YOUNG ENTHUSIASTS AND THEIR CUSTOM-BUILT BUGGIES. EACH WEEKEND THEY COMPLETE IN HILL CLIMBS AND SPRINT EVENTS. THE BEACH BUGGIES ARE FITTED WITH WIDE, SMOOTH-TREAD TYRES, TO ENABLE THEM TO NEGOTIATE THE SANDY COURSE.

    MOST OF THE SIXTY ENTHUSIASTS HAVE BUILT THEIR OWN VEHICLES WITH ODDS AND ENDS PICKED UP IN JUNKYARDS. THEY REINFORCE AND BALANCE THE BODIES BUT THEY STILL NEED SOME KILL WHEN DRIVING AT FASTER SPEEDS. SAFETY BELTS AREN'T NECESSARY BUT THE VEHICLES MUST HAVE BRAKES, A ROLL BAR AND A HORN.

    SO THEY CAN BE SEEN IN THE HOLLOWS OF THE DUNES, EACH BUGGY FLIES A RED FLAG ON A HIGH AERIAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1AZL6WUR34MVU98SQ3GS01B98
    Media URN:
    VLVA1AZL6WUR34MVU98SQ3GS01B98
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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