• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 190 CARS SET OUT TONIGHT (FRIDAY) FROM EIGHT STARTING POINTS ACROSS EUROPE ON THE MONTE CARLO RALLY.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 190 CARS SET OUT TONIGHT (FRIDAY) FROM EIGHT STARTING POINTS ACROSS EUROPE ON THE MONTE CARLO RALLY. FROM LONDON, 20 CARS BEGAN THE 2,000 MILE (3,200 KM) DRIVE TO MONACO FROM HEATHROW AIRPORT.

    ONE OF THE TEAMS WHO STARTED IN LONDON WERE PAT MOSS CARLSSON AND ELIZABETH NYSTROM IN A LANCIA, WHO ARE AMONG THE FAVOURITES. MRS. CARLSSON HAS TAKEN THE WOMEN'S PRIZE SIX TIMES. SWEDISH VETERAN OVE ANDERSSON, WITH HIS CO-DRIVER GUNNER PALM ARE DRIVING ONE OF THE FORD ESCORT WORKS CARS WHICH HAVE BEEN GIVEN LUMINOUS ROOFS TO HELP THE SERVICE CREWS IDENTIFY THEM IN THE DARK. BUT FEWER WORKS TEAMS HAVE BEEN ENTERED THIS YEAR - MOST OF THE TEAMS ARE PRIVATELY ENTERED LIKE HODSON AND ALLEN IN THEIR FORD CORTINA.

    TWENTY NINE DIFFERENT MAKES OF CARS HAVE BEEN ENTERED THIS YEAR FROM 18 COUNTRIES. THEY ARE EXPECTED TO REACH MONACO ON MONDAY. THEN, ON TUESDAY, THEY START THE 26 HOUR, 930 MILE (1,500 KM) DRIVE THROUGH THE FRENCH ALPS. THIS WILL INCLUDE NINE SPEED TESTS, WHERE EVERY SECOND TAKEN COUNTS AS A PENALTY POINT. THE LEADING 60 CARS WILL THEN BE CHOSEN FOR THE FINAL 12 HOUR NIGHT RUN ON THURSDAY.

    THE FIRST PRIZE IS 12,000 FRANCS (GBP1,000 STERLING).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2ZZBGNDR2JQUP1Y4I6S15E9UX
    Media URN:
    VLVA2ZZBGNDR2JQUP1Y4I6S15E9UX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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