• Short Summary

    SNOW AND ICE ALONG THE 2,500-MILE ROUTE HAD CUT THE MONTE CARLO FIELD BY ALMOST A QUARTER BY MIDDAY TODAY (MONDAY).

  • Description

    SNOW AND ICE ALONG THE 2,500-MILE ROUTE HAD CUT THE MONTE CARLO FIELD BY ALMOST A QUARTER BY MIDDAY TODAY (MONDAY).OFFICIALS AT RALLY HEADQUARTERS ANNOUNCED THAT 73 OF THE 296 STARTERS HAD DROPPED OUT.

    DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS (SUNDAY) CARS HAVE PASSED THROUGH AURILLAC AND BOURGES.FILM SHOWS CONTINGENTS FROM LISBON, FRANKFURT, GLASGOW AND PARIS AT CHECKPOINTS IN THE TWO FRENCH TOWNS.

    WET ICE AND WIND-BLOWN SNOW CONTINUED TO TAKE TOLL OF THE CARS IN WHAT VETERANS ADMIT IS THE TOUGHEST GOING IN FIVE YEARS.BUT A TOTAL OF 150 CAR PASSED THROUGH BOURGES LATE LAST NIGHT FROM FIVE STARTING POINTS.FIVE OF THE SIX CARS WHICH LEFT LISBON, WENT THROUGH AURILLAC AND BOURGES, BUT ONE LATER DROPPED OUT BEFORE REACHING CHAUMONT IN WESTERN FRANCE.THE BRITISH DRIVERS OF AN ALLARDETTE SAID IT HAD BEEN A GOOD RUN WITHOUT MUCH TROUBLE.

    CARS LEAVING FRANKFURT HAD A DIFFERENT STORY TO TELL.ONLY SEVEN OF THE 20 STARTERS ARRIVED AT THE DUTCH CHECKPOINT, ARNHEM, BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS - GALES AND DRIVING SNOW.THE WEST GERMAN ROADS WERE DESCRIBED AS ALMOST IMPASSABLE, AND THE DRIVERS HAD TO CHANGE THEIR ROUTE.TO GET TO THE CHECKPOINT IN TIME THE DRIVERS HAD TO AVERAGE 70MPH OVER ICE-COVERED ROADS.THE SEVEN CARS WHICH GOT THROUGH ARNHEM WERE STILL TOGETHER AT BOURGES.

    AMONG RETIREMENTS TODAY WERE TWO TEAMS FROM GLASGOW WHO CRASHED NEAR TROYES, IN EASTERN FRANCE.A TRIUMPH DRIVEN BY O'CONNOR-RORKE, WHO IS IN HOSPITAL WITH A SUSPECTED BROKEN LEG, WAS IN COLLISION WITH AN M.G.ONLY SIX OF THE 59 CARS WHICH STARTED FROM GLASGOW ARE REPORTED TO HAVE DROPPED OUT.THE PARIS STARTERS ARE DOING WELL, SINCE OUT OF 80 THERE ARE 73 STILL IN THE RALLY.

    THE SURVIVORS FROM THE EIGHT STREAMS OF RALLY TEAMS CONVERGED TODAY ON CHAMBERY, WHERE THEY TAKE A COMMON ROUTE FOR THE FINAL NIGHT DRIVE OVER THE ALPS TO MONTE CARLO.ICY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE FULL TOLL, ALTHOUGH ALL THE VEHICLES ARE FITTED WITH TUNGSTONE-STUDDED TYRES TO GIVE A BETTER GRIP ON THE TREACHEROUS SURFACE.THE LEAST PENALISED 120 TEAMS WHO ARRIVE AT THE FINISHING-POST WILL HAVE A SPEED TEST ON THURSDAY TO DECIDE THE FINAL CLASSIFICATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4TF7Q9FGKIR48KQ8WFFKWYTEY
    Media URN:
    VLVA4TF7Q9FGKIR48KQ8WFFKWYTEY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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