• 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

    1.
    SV CARS TO BE USED IN RODEO PARADING
    0.10

    2.
    CU TWO SPECTATORS
    0.12

    3.
    SV CAR CRASHES THROUGH BRICKWALL
    0.15

    4.
    SV CAR CRASHES INTO ANOTHER CAR
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    5.
    SV INJURED MAN HANGING OUT OF CAR
    0.29

    6.
    CU MOTHER AND CHILDREN
    0.33

    7.
    LV CAR DRIVES OVER RAMP
    0.39

    8.
    SV CAR DRIVES OVER RAMP, ROLLS OVER, LANDS ON ITS WHEELS AND DRIVES OFF
    0.46

    9.
    SV CAR DRIVES OVER RAMP, TURNS OVER, AND LANDS RIGHT WAY UP, BUT BALANCES OR TWO WHEELS
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    10.
    S CAR GOES OVER RAMP AND HITS OTHER CARS AND ROLLS OVER
    0.59

    11.
    LV PEOPLE CROWD ROUND DAMAGED CARS
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    Initials DR/S/WH/FW


    SPORT: RODEO

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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  • Data

    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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