• Short Summary

    FRANCE'S RENE TRAUTMANN CONTINUES TO HOLD THE LEAD IN THE WORLD CUP MOTOR RALLY WHICH LEFT LONDON ON SUNDAY, APRIL 19, DESTINATION MEXICO.

  • Description

    FRANCE'S RENE TRAUTMANN CONTINUES TO HOLD THE LEAD IN THE WORLD CUP MOTOR RALLY WHICH LEFT LONDON ON SUNDAY, APRIL 19, DESTINATION MEXICO. AS HE AND OTHER CARS CROSSED THE CHECKPOINT AT COL DE TURINI IN FRANCE'S LOWER ALPS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) EVENING ALREADY MANY DRIVERS HAD TO GIVE UP IN WHAT HAS BEEN QUALIFIED AS THE TOUGHEST RALLY EVERY DEVISED.

    EARLY ARRIVALS WERE CLAUDINE TRAUTMANN AND COLETTE PERRIER IN CITROEN NO. 25, FOLLOWED SHORTLY BY CLAUDINE'S HUSBAND RENE AND HIS REGULAR RALLY PARTNER JEANPIERRE HANRIOUD IN CITROEN NO. 93, WHO ARE CURRENTLY IN THE OVERALL LEAD.

    VETERAN DRIVER PADDY HOPKIRK AND TONY NASH WERE STILL HOLDING THEIR OWN IN THEIR NO. 98 BRITISH LEYLAND WORKS TRIKUMPH. FOLLOWED BY NO. 100 - PATRICK VANSON'S CITROEN.

    NO. 26 IS FOOTBALLER JIMMY GREAVES' FORD ESCORT, CO-DRIVEN BY TONY FALL WHO WON SOUTH AMERICAN'S INCA RALLY EARLIER THIS YEAR.

    THE PRIVATELY-ENTERED FORD LOTUS CORTINA (NO. 15) IS DRIVEN BY RON CHANNON AND ROD COOPER.

    THE NO. 6 CAR DRIVEN BY MAJOR JOHN HEMSLEY AND SERGEANT WALLY EASTON, IS ONE OF THREE PEUGEOT 504S ENTERED BY THE BRITISH ARMY MOTORING ASSOCIATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FRENCH MAGAZINE PARIS MATCH.

    COLIN PENFOLD'S PRIVATELY-ENTERED BRITISH LEYLAND 1800 (NO. 34) WAS ONE OF THE MANY CARS DAMAGED EARLY IN THE RALLY - BUT AT LEAST WAS NOT AMONG THE 21 WHICH HAVE ALREADY HAD TO DROP OUT OF THE FIELD OF 96 STARTERS.

    AUSTIN MAXI NO. 20 DRIVEN BY TISH OZANNE, BRONWYN BURRELL AND KATRINA KERRIDGE IS ONE OF THE FOUR ENTRIES COMPETING FOR THE SPECIAL ALL-WOMEN TEAM PRIZES.

    POLAND'S ONLY ENTRY IS SOBIESLAW ZASADA'S PRIVATELY-OWNED FORD ESCORT - NO. 14.

    WITH THE WORST OF THE TOUGH RALLY STILL TO COME IN THE SOUTH AMERICAN ANDES AND PERUVIEN ALTIPLANO - WHERE THEY WILL CLIMB TO AN ALTITUDE OF SOME 5,000 METRES (16,000 FEET) - THE 75 REMAINING CARS HAVE A HARD TIME AHEAD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2N5N6W47X2G7IZQ3IUK1HOQQD
    Media URN:
    VLVA2N5N6W47X2G7IZQ3IUK1HOQQD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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