• Short Summary

    BRAKES SQUEALED, TYRES SCREAMED, AND CAR BODIES CRUNCHED AS GERMAN MOTORING ENTHUSIASTS WATCHED THE FIRST "CAR RODEO" EVER HELD IN GERMANY, AT A SPORTS GROUND AT MOELLN, NEAR HAMBURG, ON OCTOBER 15.

  • Description

    BRAKES SQUEALED, TYRES SCREAMED, AND CAR BODIES CRUNCHED AS GERMAN MOTORING ENTHUSIASTS WATCHED THE FIRST "CAR RODEO" EVER HELD IN GERMANY, AT A SPORTS GROUND AT MOELLN, NEAR HAMBURG, ON OCTOBER 15.

    DRIVERS SHOWED THEIR SKILL AND RISKED LIFE AND LIMB IN THE ALMOST NON-STOP PROGRAMME. COLLISIONS WERE ALWAYS INTENTIONAL, AND SO WERE THE OVERTURNING OF THE CARS. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EVENTS WERE ACROBATIC JUMPS BY CARS AND MOTORCYCLES DRIVEN OVER A RAMP SIX FEET HIGH TO ANOTHER RAMP SIX YARDS AWAY.

    THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MOELLN MOTOR SPORTS CLUB SAID: "WE HAVE REHEARSED THIS PROGRAMME SO CAREFULLY THAT ACCIDENTS ARE NOT HUMANLY POSSIBLE." NO ACCIDENTS WORTH SPEAKING OF OCCURRED, APART FROM A FEW RIGGED ONES.

    THE CLUB, NOT USUALLY OUT FOR SENSATIONALIST, ORGANISED THE EVENT TO ATTRACT YOUNG PEOPLE INTERESTED IN TAKING UP MOTORING AS A SPORT.

    THOUSANDS OF SPECTATORS MADE THE PROGRAMME A BIG SUCCESS. THERE WERE PLENTY OF YOUNG PEOPLE AMONG THEM EAGER TO TRY THE SPORT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4BAMN5KP530O2VZVBA1WIDCEY
    Media URN:
    VLVA4BAMN5KP530O2VZVBA1WIDCEY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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