• Short Summary

    THE WORLD'S TOUGHEST MOTOR RALLY -- THE MONTE CARLO RALLY -- IS UNDER WAY AND THIS YEAR IT IS LIKELY TO BE THE MOST DIFFICULT IN YEARS WITH SNOW, BLIZZARDS, AGE AND FROST COVERING MANY OF THE COMPETITION ROUTES.

  • Description

    THE WORLD'S TOUGHEST MOTOR RALLY -- THE MONTE CARLO RALLY -- IS UNDER WAY AND THIS YEAR IT IS LIKELY TO BE THE MOST DIFFICULT IN YEARS WITH SNOW, BLIZZARDS, AGE AND FROST COVERING MANY OF THE COMPETITION ROUTES.

    ALTOGETHER, NEARLY THREE HUNDRED CARS, STARTING FROM EIGHT COUNTRIES, WERE EXPECTED TO BE ON THE ICY ROADS OF EUROPE TONIGHT (SATURDAY) ON THE FIRST STRETCHES OF THE 4,000-KILOMETRE (ABOUT 2,500-MILE) ROUTE TO MONTE CARLO, IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE.

    CARS HAVE BEEN STARTING OUT FROM GLASGOW, SCOTLAND STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN,FRANKFURT, GERMANY, LISBON, PORTUGAL PARIS, FRANCE; WARSAW, POLAND; ATHENS, GREECE; AND FROM MONTE CARLO ITSELF.

    REPORTS FROM STARTING CENTRES FORECAST SNOW AND ICY ROADS ON THE WAY. THE FIRST ARRIVALS ARE DUE IN MONTE CARLO ON TUESDAY MORNING AND THE CREWS WITH THE FEWEST PENALTY POINTS AGAINST THEM WILL TAKE PART IN THE SPEED TESTS ON THE TWISTING MONTE CARLO CIRCUIT.

    THE FIRST COMPETITORS FROM GLASGOW STARTED AT INTERVALS FROM 7.03AM TODAY (SATURDAY) AND FACED EXTREMELY DIFFICULT CONDITIONS ALL THE WAY FROM SCOTLAND DOWN TO THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND. MANY OF THE ROADS WERE REPORTED TO BE IMPASSABLE BECAUSE OF FROZEN SNOWDRIFTS AND ICE, AND EXPERTS BELIEVED THAT THE ENGLISH ROADS COULD BE THE MOST DIFFICULT OF THE LONG DRIVE IN THIS YEAR'S RALLY.

    SOME OF THE 59 STARTERS FROM GLASGOW SOON RAN INTO TROUBLE. A MORRIS (CAR NUMBER 131) DRIVEN BY JOHN CAMPBELL, HIT A TELEGRAPH POLE AND RALLY OFFICIALS SAID IT WAS BADLY DAMAGED.

    THE EIGHTY CARS STARTED FROM PARIS SET OFF IN THE COLDEST WEATHER FOR MANY YEARS.THERE WAS A HEAVY FROST WITH A TEMPERATURE OF MINUS 13 DEGREES CENTIGRADE.

    AMONG THE STARTERS FROM PARIS WERE MAURICE TRINTIGNANT, THE FRENCH RACING DRIVER IN A FORD (NUMBER 15) AND MISS PAT MOSS OF BRITAIN, A RALLY VETERAN AND A FAVOURITE FOR THE WOMEN'S CUP, ALSO DRIVING A FORD (CAR NUMBER 57).

    A DATSUN (NUMBER 36) -- THE FIRST JAPANESE CAR TO BE ENTERED FOR THE RALLY -- WAS AMONG THE PARIS STARTERS. IT IS DRIVEN BY TWO SOUTH AFRICAN, EWOLD VAN BERGEN AND HENNIE STEENKAMP.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4JNKCVRNPQ0YWMBRYOSOT9V3P
    Media URN:
    VLVA4JNKCVRNPQ0YWMBRYOSOT9V3P
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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