• Short Summary

    THE 37TH MONTE CARLO RALLY BEGINS TOMORROW (SATURDAY) WHEN MOST OF THE 213 CREWS SET OFF FROM STARTING POINT THROUGHOUT EUROPE ON THE 3,000 MILE (4,800 KMS) TRIAL OF MEN AND MACHINES.

  • Description

    THE 37TH MONTE CARLO RALLY BEGINS TOMORROW (SATURDAY) WHEN MOST OF THE 213 CREWS SET OFF FROM STARTING POINT THROUGHOUT EUROPE ON THE 3,000 MILE (4,800 KMS) TRIAL OF MEN AND MACHINES. ONE STARTING POINTS IS HANAU, NEAR FRANKFURT IN WEST GERMANY, AND THE PREPARATIONS THERE TODAY WERE SIMILAR TO THOSE AT THE OTHER EIGHT: FINAL CHECKS FOR THE TOUGHEST WINTER MOTORING TEST IN THE WORLD.

    THE FIRST STARTERS ACTUALLY SET OFF FROM OSLO, NORWAY, TONIGHT ON THE RUN TO GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN. THE BULK FOLLOW TOMORROW FROM DOVER, FRANKFURT, RHEIMS, LISBON, ATHENS, WARSAW AND MONTE CARLO.

    AFTER THE 2,000 MILE (3,200 KMS) DRIVE TO MONTE CARLO AND ONE NIGHT'S REST ON MONDAY, THE BATTLE REALLY BEGINS WITH A TOUGH 750-MILE (1,200 KM) RACE THROUGH THE ALPS TO CHAMBERY AND BACK. THIS SECTION INCLUDES SIX TIMED STAGES.

    THE FINAL CRUCIAL TEST -- FOR THE 60 HIGHEST-PLACED SURVIVORS IS 350 MILES (560 KMS) FLAT OUT OVER THE MOUNTAIN PASSES NORTH OF MONTE CARLO. THE WINNER SHOULD BE KNOWN ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON (GMT).

    THIRTY-NINE CREWS ARE STARTING FORM FRANKFURT. THEY'RE DRIVING MOSTLY GERMAN CARS BUT AMONG THEM ARE BRITISH, ITALIAN AND FRENCH ENTRIES. A FRENCH-ENTERED PORSCHE STARTING FROM FRANKFURT WILL BE DRIVEN BY GUNTER KLASS. A WINNER IN THE 1966 RALLY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA357IOWY75H18A00BYXOO96RD4
    Media URN:
    VLVA357IOWY75H18A00BYXOO96RD4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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