Preceded by a colourful folk lore parade, drivers from Italy, Austria and France competed in the first car race on ice in Western Europe, held at Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italian Dolomite winter sports centre Jan. 18.
Travel Shot Cars travelling along track prior to the off.
Top V.Pan Start of race-cars around the course to the first bend.
Top V.Pan Cars skidding around bend.
TGV Showing cars along entire length of the track.
LTV Cars along far side of circuit.
SV Pan Cars sliding around bend.
Top V Pan Car No. 82 driven by Mathe (Austria) leading bunch of cars around bend.
CU Pan Car No. 70 driven by De Carli (Italy) slithering around bend.
Top V Car No.22 driven by Genovese receiving a push after getting into difficulties.
LV Pan Car No.10 driven by Manfredini (Italy) in the lead from car No.50.
SV Pan Car No.70 sliding up banking.
SV Pan Car No.10 in the lead.
Top V No.82 sliding around bend.
SV Pan Car No.10. lapping other competitors.
SV Pan No.82 following in hot pursuit.
SV Car No.10 receives winner's chequered flag.
STV Winner Manfredini shaking hands with second man Mathe.
SV Crowd applaud.
STV Manfredini receives his laurels.
SPORT: CAR RACING
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Background: Preceded by a colourful folk lore parade, drivers from Italy, Austria and France competed in the first car race on ice in Western Europe, held at Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italian Dolomite winter sports centre Jan. 18.
Visnews filmed these daredevil sportsmen as they piloted their tyre studded vehicles around the tortuous bends of the one kilometre track,-intentionally covered in thick ice, at speeds of more than 60 m.p.h. Skids and drifts through the treacherous bends were inevitable. Several spectacular skids occurred but fortunately there were no serious accidents.
Winner of the fifteen lap final was Corrado Manfredini (No 10) of Italy. Otto Mathe of Austria (No 82), probably the only racing driver with only one arm, came second. An amazing feat for one so handicapped. Frenchman Laureau (No 1) gained third place.