• Short Summary

    LOCAL DRIVERS TOOK OUT THE FIRST THREE PLACES IN THE HAIG CHALLENGE CUP MOTOR RALLY, WHICH STARTED FROM BEIRUT YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

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    RALLY START; VARIOUS SHOTS OFFICIALS AND DRIVERS PREPARING TO START; VARIOUS SHOTS CARS DURING RALLY; WINNING DRIVERS AWARDED TROPHIES.




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    Background: LOCAL DRIVERS TOOK OUT THE FIRST THREE PLACES IN THE HAIG CHALLENGE CUP MOTOR RALLY, WHICH STARTED FROM BEIRUT YESTERDAY (SUNDAY). THE BRITISH WOMAN RACING DRIVER AND CHAMPION, JEAN DENTON, WAS A COMPETITOR.

    THE RALLY WAS STAGED OVER TWO SECTIONS OF 400 KMS (250 MILES), AND TOOK IN THE NORTH AND SOUTH OF THE LEBANON.

    THE MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE NUMBER OF CARS -- 60 -- COMPETED IN THE EVENT, WHICH WAS ORGANISED BY THE HAIG WHISKY COMPANY.

    DRIVERS WERE DRAWN MOSTLY FROM THE LEBANON, ALTHOUGH JEAN DENTON AND HER HUSBAND, TONY DENTON, MADE SEPARATE ENTRIES.

    THE TEAM OF AMINE KASSOUF AND ELIE MASBOUNGI, DRIVING AN AUDI, CAME FIRST; SECOND WAS FOUAD ABOUT CHALBAIT, MOHAMMED TABBARA AND ANTOINE KILZI IN A VOLKSWAGEN; AND THIRD WAS GEORGE MATTA AND JOSEPH GORAEIB IN A FIAT 850 COUPE.

    MAJOR PRIZE WAS THE HAIG CHALLENGE CUP. OTHERS INCLUDED THE DAILY STAR CUP FOR THE SOUTH LOOP, THE SAFFA CUP FOR THE NORTH LOOP, AND THE AUTOMOBILE CUP FOR SPORTSMANSHIP AND DEVOTION TO MOTORING SPORT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA39F2I872CBWJMQ6AA19KNE7UX
    Media URN:
    VLVA39F2I872CBWJMQ6AA19KNE7UX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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