• Short Summary

    For the first time in the history of the European sand track championships, the finals were held in Germany.

  • Description

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    C.U. The "1958" Championship plaque.


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    L.V. The competition from the various countries lined up on track.


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    L.V.Pan Start of heat - riders down straight to first bend.


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    L.V. Leading riders round bend.


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    S.V. Spectators pull blanket over faces to protect them from cinders as riders go past.


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    L.V. Four riders round bend.


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    L.V. One rider along straight.


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    S.V. Competitors past spectators.


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    L.V. Competitors.


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    S.V. Small boy covers face as he is showered with cinders from track.


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    L.V. Leading rider round bend.


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    L.V. Winner past official.


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    S.V. Start of race- No.12. Birger Forsberg-Sweden -No.10.Svan Tahlen (Sweden) No.7. Josef Seidl-Germany- past camera and round bend.


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    L.V.Pan Riders along straight and round bend


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    C.U. Spectators.


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    L.V.Pan Riders along straight.


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    Rear V. Spectators and competitors.


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    L.V. Riders towards camera.


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    S.T.V. Riders into bend towards camera.


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    S.V. Riders past camera.


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    L.V. Winner past official.


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    S.C.U. No.2. Josef Hofmeister - Germany- winner of the championship received laurel garland.


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    C.U. The championship Cup.


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    S.V. Photographers.


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    C.U. No.11. Aules Touminen- Finland- with laurel garland.


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    C.U. Spectators applaud.


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    S.C.U. No.5 Josef Kamper-Austria- receives laurel wreath.


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    S.V. The three riders on stand.


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    L.V. Spectators applaud.




    Initials V.L. W.S./P.B.


    SPORT: SAND TRACK

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: For the first time in the history of the European sand track championships, the finals were held in Germany. The honour of being host to the annual event fell to Muhldorf, who have been stalwarts of the sport for many years in Germany.

    Yes, 40,000 Muhldorf folk were delighted to get sand in their hair again at the weekend. This, to the outsider, is a sport with a comical side -- a positive self-inflicted punishment by those spectators who throng the track-side fences. For every circuit of the track heralds a miniature sandstorm. In the wake of the breakneck riders follows a swirling cloud of dust and sand. Spectators duck behind the fence, under newspapers and car rugs to escape -- even small, enthusiastic boys are forced to wink.

    Winner of the championships, decided after several heats, was Josef Hofmeister, of Germany.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2TMBFC1Y17NQR0I2U9K6DUXRE
    Media URN:
    VLVA2TMBFC1Y17NQR0I2U9K6DUXRE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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