• Short Summary

    ORGANISERS ARE ALREADY CALLING THE 38TH GENEVA MOTOR SHOW, WHICH OPENS TOMORROW (THURSDAY) WITH MORE THAN 1,300 EXHIBITS FROM 25 COUNTRIES, THE WORLD'S FIRST "SAFETY SHOW"--DUE TO THE HEAVY ACCENT ON SAFETY BY MANUFACTURERS.

  • Description

    ORGANISERS ARE ALREADY CALLING THE 38TH GENEVA MOTOR SHOW, WHICH OPENS TOMORROW (THURSDAY) WITH MORE THAN 1,300 EXHIBITS FROM 25 COUNTRIES, THE WORLD'S FIRST "SAFETY SHOW"--DUE TO THE HEAVY ACCENT ON SAFETY BY MANUFACTURERS. IT CAN ALSO BE CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST COMPLETE SHOWS OF ROAD VEHICLES AND THE MOST INTERNATIONAL OF THE AUTOMOBILE EXHIBITIONS.

    THE EXHIBITORS ARE HAMMERING HOME KIND OF SAFEGUARD, INCLUDING INTERIOR PADDING, DASHBOARDS COVERED WITH FOAM RUBBER, DOOR-HANDLES FLUSH WITH THE TRIMMING, TELESCOPIC OF ARTICULATED STEERING WHEELS, QUARTZ-IODINE HEADLAMPS AND SAFETY BELTS. THE SHOW INCLUDES PASSENGER CARS, UTILITARIAN VEHICLES, BUSES, CRANES, BUILDING MACHINERY, ACCESSORIES, GARAGE EQUIPMENT AND SPACE PARTS.

    BRITAIN HEADS THE LIST OF PASSENGER CAR EXHIBITORS WITH 20 DIFFERENT MODELS ON DISPLAY. BRITISH MANUFACTURERS USE GENEVA AS THEIR FLOORSHOW FOR THE SPRING SEASON WHEN THEY LAUNCH THEIR BIGGEST SELLING DRIVE. ITALY KEEPS ITS POSITION AS THE WORLD'S GREATEST "COUTURIER" OF CARS, WITH TEN DIFFERENT SPECIAL BODY DESIGNS, AND ALSO HAS THE SECOND LARGEST NUMBER OF CARS ON SHOW--TEN IN ALL. WEST GERMANY IS THIRD WITH NINE DIFFERENT MODELS.

    THE ONLY BIG SURPRISE IS THE MG 1300 WHICH HAS THE SAME LINES AS THE MG 1100 BUT WITH A MORE POWERFUL 65 B.H.P. ENGINE AND TWO DOORS INSTEAD OF FOUR. THE SHOW ALSO INCLUDES SEVERAL "WORLD PREMIERES", INCLUDING THE VAUXHALL VENTORA AND THE MERCEDES 300 SEL, BOTH OF WHICH UNDERLINE THE TREND TOWARDS BIGGER ENGINES IN MEDIUM-SIZED SALOONS. RENAULT HAVE IMPROVED THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR R16 MODEL WITH A 1565C.C. ENGINE AND CHRISTENED IT THE R16 TS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4ZIAK4YOVTWX6PLD8CF8BVG29
    Media URN:
    VLVA4ZIAK4YOVTWX6PLD8CF8BVG29
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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