• Short Summary

    THE MONTE CARLO RALLY BEGAN IN EARNEST TODAY (SATURDAY) WITH MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED CARS ON THEIR WAY ACROSS EUROPE.

  • Description

    THE MONTE CARLO RALLY BEGAN IN EARNEST TODAY (SATURDAY) WITH MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED CARS ON THEIR WAY ACROSS EUROPE. ALTHOUGH THIRTY-TWO CARS STARTED FROM STOCKHOLM YESTERDAY, CARS STARTING FROM OTHER CENTRES BEGAN THEIR JOURNEYS TODAY.

    THE MONTE CARLO RALLY IS KNOWN AS ONE OF THE WORLD'S TOUGHEST ENDURANCE RACES FOR CARS - AND IN PREVIOUS YEARS DRIVERS HAVE HAD TO NEGOTIATE TREACHEROUS CONDITIONS IN SNOW AND ICE. THIS YEAR HOWEVER THE RALLY HAS BEGUN WITH ALMOST HOLIDAY CONDITIONS PREVAILING THROUGHOUT EUROPE.

    THE STARTERS FROM MONTE CARLO WERE THE LAST GROUP TO START - AND THEY SET OFF IN BRIGHT SUNSHINE. THESE DRIVERS FOLLOW A CIRCULAR ROUTE THAT TAKES THEM NORTH INTO FRANCE AND THEN BACK TO MONTE CARLO ON THE ROUTE FOLLOWED BY ALL THE COMPETITORS.

    PARIS WAS ANOTHER STARTING POINT - AND HERE TOO THE WEATHER WAS GOOD. HOWEVER, DRIVERS FROM PARIS, AS WELL AS FRANKFURT AND LONDON ARE FACED WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF ICE ON THE ROADS TOMORROW. ONE PARIS STARTER, A ROVER DRIVEN BY A BRITISH TEAM, CRASHED AFTER SKIDDING. NO-ONE WAS HURT, BUT THE DRIVERS WERE FORCED TO RETIRE FROM THE RALLY.

    EIGHT CARS STARTED FROM ATHENS - INCLUDING ONE DRIVEN BY RAUNO AALTONEN - A FINNISH DRIVER WHO WON LAST YEAR'S SPA-SOFIA-LIEGE RALLY. MOST OF THE ATHENS CARS HAD AN EASY DAY AND REACHED SKOPJE IN YUGOSLAVIA - THEIR FIRST CHECK POINT WITH SOME HOURS IN HAND. SOME CREWS SNATCHED TIME FOR A SHORT NAP IN SKOPJE HOTELS BEFORE RESUMING THEIR JOURNEY TO BELGRADE.

    THE LONDON STARTERS DROVE TO DOVER THIS MORNING AND BOARDED A FERRY FOR THE FRENCH CHANNEL PORT OF BOULOGNE. THE FORTY-NINE CREWS HAD A ROUGH TRIP - AND WHEN THEY REACH ARNHEM TONIGHT THEY RAN INTO STRONG WIND AND RAIN.

    THE RALLY ENDS NEXT SATURDAY...

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4OY72O1Z22G7QTX0Z9F2O66OW
    Media URN:
    VLVA4OY72O1Z22G7QTX0Z9F2O66OW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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