• Short Summary

    THE ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB'S INTERNATIONAL RALLY THROUGH BRITAIN STARTED TODAY (SATURDAY) FROM LONDON AIRPORT. ONE?

  • Description

    THE ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB'S INTERNATIONAL RALLY THROUGH BRITAIN STARTED TODAY (SATURDAY) FROM LONDON AIRPORT. ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY FOUR OF THE WORLD'S TOP RALLY DRIVERS ARE TAKING PART.

    THE FUTURE OF THE RALLY WAS IN DOUBT, BUT IT IS, FOR THE FIRST TIME, BEING SPONSORED BY A BRITISH NATIONAL DAILY NEWSPAPER. THE RALLY, LASTING FIVE DAYS, WILL TAKE DRIVERS OVER 2,400 MILES (3,840 K.M.) OF BRITISH ROADWAYS, VARYING FROM MOTORWAYS TO ROUGH TRACKS TRAVERSING TIMBER PLANTATIONS.

    TODAY THE RALLY CARS TRAVELLED FROM LONDON TO BRISTOL VIA THE SOUTH COAST. ONE OF THE EARLY BAD STRETCHES WAS OVER MUD TRACKS THROUGH THE NEW FOREST NEAR DORCHESTER.

    THE DRIVERS WILL HAVE THEIR FIRST LONG REST OVER MONDAY NIGHT WHEN THEY STAY AT AVIEMORE, IN INVERNESS SHIRE, SCOTLAND, FOR 16 AND A HALF HOURS.

    THE RALLY HAS TWELVE CLASSES. THE FIRST PRIZE INCLUDES GBP250 STERLING IN CASH, A TROPHY AND A RETURN AIR FARE TO NAIROBI FOR THE 1967 EAST AFRICAN SAFARI.

    THERE ARE THIRTY SEVEN FOREIGN ENTRIES IN THIS YEAR'S RALLY, AND NINETY EIGHT PRIVATE ENTRIES. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES THIS YEAR IS DOWN BY ABOUT TWENTY. THIS IS ATTRIBUTED TO THE CURRENT FINANCIAL SITUATION IN BRITAIN WHICH HAS SERIOUSLY AFFECTED THE MOTOR INDUSTRY AND ALLIED BUSINESSES.

    THE RALLY WILL END IN LONDON ON WEDNESDAY EVENING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3CV6XCZUK493HOEDEDI310HCH
    Media URN:
    VLVA3CV6XCZUK493HOEDEDI310HCH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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