• Short Summary

    THE MONTE CARLO RALLY ENDED IN UPROAR TONIGHT (THURSDAY) - THE LEADING BRITISH CARS WERE DISQUALIFIED BY THE ORGANISERS FOR INCORRECT LIGHTING.

  • Description

    THE MONTE CARLO RALLY ENDED IN UPROAR TONIGHT (THURSDAY) - THE LEADING BRITISH CARS WERE DISQUALIFIED BY THE ORGANISERS FOR INCORRECT LIGHTING. A FRENCH CITRODEN DRIVEN BY THE FINN PAULI TOIVONEN WAS ANNOUNCED AS THE WINNER.

    THE LEADERS AT THE END OF THE RALLY WAS LAST YEAR'S WINNER TIMO MAKINEN OF FINLAND IN A BMC MINI WITH THREE OTHER BRITISH CARS UNOFFICIALLY PLACED IMMEDIATELY BEHIND HIM. ON HIS ARRIVAL AT THE FINISH, MAKINEN WAS CHEERED AS THE WINNER AND TOSSED IN THE AIR BY EXCITED FRIENDS AND SPECTATORS BUT WHEN THE OFFICIAL RESULTS WERE POSTED BY THE ORGANISERS, THE FOUR LEADING BRITISH CARS WERE DISQUALIFIED AND VICTORY WAS GIVEN TO TOIVONEN IN HIS CITRODEN.

    OFFICIAL RESULTS GIVEN WERE
    1. PAULI TOIVONEN (FINLAND) CITROEN DS21
    2. RENE TRAUTMANN (FRANCE) LANCIA FLAVIA
    3. OVE ANDRESSON (SWEDEN) LANCIA FLAVIA
    4. ROBERT NEYRET (FRANCE) CITROEN DS21
    5. LEO CELLA (ITALY) LANCIA FLAVIA
    THE BRITISH MOTOR CORPORATION, WHO MAKE THE MINIS, HAVE SAID THEY ARE OFFICIALLY PROTESTING OVER THE DISQUALIFICATION OF THEIR CARS AND IT SEEMS CERTAIN THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY WILL DO THE SAME. A BRITISH TEAM OFFICIAL SAID "THIS WILL BE THE END OF THE MONTE, IT'S BEEN DYING FOR SOME TIME AND IF THE BRITISH WITHHOLD THEIR SUPPORT, AS THEY NOW SEEM CERTAIN TO DO, IT WILL KILL THE EVENT STONE DEAD."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4VXCH3RMRBFVJYPD52MIJOFU4
    Media URN:
    VLVA4VXCH3RMRBFVJYPD52MIJOFU4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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