• Short Summary

    SNORTING AND WHEEZING, COUGHING AND SPLUTTERING - 80 VETERANS OF THE ROAD SET OUT FROM PARIS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) IN THE OLD-TIMERS' VERSION OF THE MONTE CARLO RALLY.

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    SNORTING AND WHEEZING, COUGHING AND SPLUTTERING - 80 VETERANS OF THE ROAD SET OUT FROM PARIS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) IN THE OLD-TIMERS' VERSION OF THE MONTE CARLO RALLY.

    CASTING ASIDE THE AILMENTS OF OLD AGE AND IGNORING THE DERISIVE HOOTS OF THEIR DESCENDANTS, THE ANCIENT ROADSTERS CHUGGED OUT OF THE CAPITAL BOUND FOR THE SUNNY MEDITERRANEAN.

    BUT IT IS NO PLEASURE TRIP. IF THEY ARE TO WIN, THEY WILL HAVE TO KEEP TO A STRICT AVERAGE SPEED. SECRET CHECKPOINTS WILL PENALISE ANY SHOW-OFFS GOING TOO FAST OR THOSE SAPPED OF THEIR STRENGTH GOING TOO SLOW.

    THE FIRST STAGE IS 1000 MILES (1600 KMS) TO BARCELONA IN SPAIN. THE DISTANCE MAY SOUND TOUGH ON THESE PENSIONERS, BUT THERE WILL BE A SYMPATHETIC WELCOME AT THE END. THEY WILL BE GIVEN A DAY OFF TO GET THEIR BREATH BACK AND THEN PUT ON A SHIP FOR A RELAXING VOYAGE TO MARSEILLES.

    THERE THEY WILL BE JOINED BY EVEN OLDER VEHICLES - THOSE BUILT RIGHT AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY - WHO WERE SPARED THE HARDSHIPS OF THE TRIP FROM PARIS. AND THEN IT WILL BE ON THE MONTE CARLO FOR THE GRAND FINALE OF WHAT THE ORGANISERS HOPE WILL BECOME ONE OF THE GREAT CLASSICS OF EUROPEAN MOTORING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1ORG8S3KZU4JMXW7ZA2XXU8OJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1ORG8S3KZU4JMXW7ZA2XXU8OJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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