• Short Summary

    MONTE CARLO RALLY DRIVERS FROM FRANKFURT, PARIS, LONDON, LISBON AND MONTE CARLO ARRIVED AT THE CHECKPOINT AT MAURIAC IN CENTRAL FRANCE THIS MORNING (MONDAY), IT WAS A COLD MORNING, AND AS THEY LEFT THE CHECKPOINT HEADING SOUTH, THE CARS HAD TO NEGOTIATE ICY SNOW-COVERED ROADS.

  • Description

    MONTE CARLO RALLY DRIVERS FROM FRANKFURT, PARIS, LONDON, LISBON AND MONTE CARLO ARRIVED AT THE CHECKPOINT AT MAURIAC IN CENTRAL FRANCE THIS MORNING (MONDAY), IT WAS A COLD MORNING, AND AS THEY LEFT THE CHECKPOINT HEADING SOUTH, THE CARS HAD TO NEGOTIATE ICY SNOW-COVERED ROADS.

    ALTOGETHER 133 CARS STARTING FROM THE FIVE CENTRES PASSED THROUGH THE MOUNTAIN CHECKPOINT - MOST OF THEM AS DAWN WAS BREAKING. SOME OF THE DRIVERS TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY OF REPLACING THEIR NORMAL TYRES BY HEAVY STUDDED ONE IN PREPARATION FOR THE ICY CONDITIONS THEY KNEW LAY AHEAD.

    MOST OF THE DRIVERS AGREED THAT UP TO THIS POINT, CONDITIONS HAD BEEN A LITTLE EASIER THAN IN FORMER YEARS. BUT THEY WERE APPREHENSIVE ABOUT THE NEXT SECTION OF THE TRIP WHICH WOULD TAKE THEM TO CHAMBERY. APART FROM THE SNOW - WHICH BLANKETED THE COUNTRYSIDE JUST OUTSIDE MAURIAC, HIGH WINDS HAD FELLED TREES ON THE MASSIF CENTRAL AND THE DRIVERS WERE WARNED TO BE CAREFUL.

    AMONG THE ARRIVALS AT MAURIAC WAS JACQUES ANQUETIL, FRENCH CYCLING CHAMPION AND WINNER OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS. HE WAS DRIVING A FORD MUSTANG.

    FROM HERE, THE DRIVERS HAVE TO FACE THE MOST GRUELLING SECTION OF THE COURSE - BUT BY FIRST LIGHT TOMORROW MORNING (TUESDAY) THE FIRST SHOULD BE MOTORING INTO MONTE CARLO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4E9MRVVB67A66NQ3EM1HXXV6M
    Media URN:
    VLVA4E9MRVVB67A66NQ3EM1HXXV6M
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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