• Short Summary

    JEAN PIERRE RIESEN, THE WORLD CHAMPION STUNT-DRIVER, GAVE A DISPLAY OR TWO WHEEL DRIVING AND BARREL ROLLING TO A LARGE CROWD OF HOLIDAY MAKERS AT THE NAIROBI MOTOR CLUB TRACK AT EMBAKAS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).

  • Description


    RIESEN; CAR DRIVEN ON TWO WHEELS; CAR HALTS AT MAN'S FEET; SERIES OF SOMERSAULTS; SOMERSAULTS ONTO ROW OF CARS.




    Initials GEP/V/JF/SC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: JEAN PIERRE RIESEN, THE WORLD CHAMPION STUNT-DRIVER, GAVE A DISPLAY OR TWO WHEEL DRIVING AND BARREL ROLLING TO A LARGE CROWD OF HOLIDAY MAKERS AT THE NAIROBI MOTOR CLUB TRACK AT EMBAKAS YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).

    AFTER TAKING OFF FROM A SPECIALLY DESIGNED RAMP RIESEN COMPLETED A FULL CIRCUIT OF THE ONE-AND-A QUARTER-MILE LONG TRACK ON TWO WHEELS. HE WORE OUT TOW TYPES WEAVING ROUND THE MULTI-BEND CIRCUIT.

    THE STUNT DRIVING DISPLAY ALSO INCLUDED HEAD-ON COLLISIONS AND A LEAP FROM A RAMP AT THIGH SPEED THAT TOOK THE CAR ABOUT 30 FEET UP AND BOUT 100 FEET FORWARD, ENDING ON THE TOP OF A HEAP OF WREKED CARS.

    M. RIESEN, A FRENCHMAN, MADE HIS NAME IN STOCK CAR RACING WHEN HE WAS ONLY 15. AS WEEL AS STUNT DRIVING HE NOW ACTS AS A TEST DRIVER FOR CAR MANUFACTURERS AND SAFTY EXPERTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1SZ1C9QYPU94ZXPLZ0VVNX3NY
    Media URN:
    VLVA1SZ1C9QYPU94ZXPLZ0VVNX3NY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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