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    THE 39TH MONTE CARLO RALLY STARTED TODAY FROM EIGHT EUROPEAN CITIES--THE FIRST GROUP LEAVING FROM OSLO.

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    THE 39TH MONTE CARLO RALLY STARTED TODAY FROM EIGHT EUROPEAN CITIES--THE FIRST GROUP LEAVING FROM OSLO. AMONG THE DRIVERS OF THE 27 CARS FROM THE NORWEGIAN CAPITAL WAS SWEDEN'S BJORN WALDEGAARD, LAST YEAR'S WINNER WHO IS HOPING TO ACHIEVE THE RARE "DOUBLE" IN THE GRUELLING 2,200-MILE (3,500-KILOMETRE) RACE.

    LANCIA'S NO. 8--DRIVEN BY FINLAND'S SIMO LAMPINEN AND BRITAIN'S JOHN DAVENPORT--WAS THE FIRST TO START OF THE ITALIAN TEAM'S SIX ENTRIES.

    THE BRITISH FORD ENTRANTS WERE LED OFF BY NO. 4, DRIVEN BY FINLAND'S HANNU MIKKOLA AND SWEDEN'S GUNNAR PALM--FOLLOWED ONE SECOND LATER BY THE NO. 6 PORSCHE DRIVEN BY WALDEGAARD AND SWEDISH CO-DRIVER LARS HELMER.

    TWO HUNDRED CARS ARE PARTICIPATING IN ALL--STARTING FROM DOVER, WARSAW, FRANKFURT, LISBON, RHEIMS, MONTE CARLO, ATHENS, AS WELL AS OSLO--AND THOSE THAT COMPLETE THE TOUGH ROUTES WILL BE EXPECTED TO REACH MONACO ON MONDAY (JANUARY 19) WHERE THEY WILL REST FOR 24 HOURS BEFORE STARTING ANOTHER 24-HOUR SPELL OF SPEED AND PROFICIENCY TESTS OVER HE FRENCH ALPS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5CHH1HHQEBD9GZ7Q8PY4SBLJA
    Media URN:
    VLVA5CHH1HHQEBD9GZ7Q8PY4SBLJA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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