A car rally with a difference was held in Moscow recently.
GV Driver reverses car and stops it.
GV Car on rally course; navigator hanging out of window of another car, directing driver. (2 SHOTS)
SCU Man and girl look on as rally progresses.
GV Multi-coloured car reverses around bollards on course.
SV Driver is blindfolded.
CU Rally logo on side of car.
SV Blindfold driver is lead to car by navigator; they get in and start on course. (2 SHOTS)
CU PULL BACK TO SV Officials place cup of water on bonnet and car drives away. (2 SHOTS)
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Background: A car rally with a difference was held in Moscow recently. The city's taxi drivers organised the annual rally, during which they drove in reverse and often blindfolded, around a series of obstacle courses. The event, called Illar '82 or the "Inverted Rally", attracted a large crowd as the drivers negotiated the course in their Volga taxis, many of which had been brightly painted and carried the rally logo. The first leg was probably the most difficult for the drivers, for it was in this section that they were blindfolded and had to rely on the instructions of a navigator, sitting in the back seat or perched on the window ledge. In another event, a cup of water was placed on the car bonnet, and the water had to remain unspilled, as drivers negotiated the course.