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    French-made Renault cars dominated the 3,000-kilometer (about 1860 miles) Lebanon-Syria car Rally which ended on Sunday (20 October).

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    French-made Renault cars dominated the 3,000-kilometer (about 1860 miles) Lebanon-Syria car Rally which ended on Sunday (20 October).

    Renault cars took the three top places in the rally: twenty-four cars took part and only ten finished the course.

    J. Hindi and W.L. Hajj took first place in a Renault TS, followed by J. Piot and G. Asfar also in a Renault. Mr. N. Hamdan and M. Ghandour came in third.

    The rally was organised by the Association of Sportive Automobile Libanaise (ASAL).

    SYNOPSIS: Damascus, capital of Syria, where cars talking part in the Lebanon-Syria rally met to regroup in the city's main stadium. Twenty-four cars took part in the three thousand-kilometer rally which started in Beirut on Friday.

    The rally lasted three days. Two thirds of the three thousand kilometer route was through Syria and the rest through Lebanon This Renault driven by Hamdan and Ghandour was among the first to arrive at Aleppo the half-way point of the rally. The pair finished in third place.

    Piot and Asfar who drove a Renault Seventeen Kept the pressure up till the last minute and had thirteen minutes in hand in Aleppo. They finished second.

    Large crowds gathered along the route to cheer the drivers An audi Eighty driven by Sehanoui and Homsi took fourth place. They were slowed down by two flat tyres and the tie lost was never regained.

    Hinid and Haff were also troubled by flat tyres. But they managed to keep up their pace throughout the rally.

    The drivers' last leg was a thousand-kilometer course in Syria. The route consisted maily of desert tracts and mountanious roads.

    Hindi and Hajj were the eventual winners of the race. The rally was dominated by French-made Renaults which took the first three places.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2K8JC26HE6HR8POCCM81BMHB6
    Media URN:
    VLVA2K8JC26HE6HR8POCCM81BMHB6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
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