• Short Summary

    BRITISH FOOTBALLER JIMMY GREAVES - ACE GOALSCORER FOR TOTTENHAM HOTSPURS - IS TO DRIVE FOR THE FORD WORKS TEAM IN THE LONDON-TO-MEXICO MOTOR RALLY NEXT APRIL.

  • Description

    BRITISH FOOTBALLER JIMMY GREAVES - ACE GOALSCORER FOR TOTTENHAM HOTSPURS - IS TO DRIVE FOR THE FORD WORKS TEAM IN THE LONDON-TO-MEXICO MOTOR RALLY NEXT APRIL. IN PREPARATION OF THE EVENT HE HAS BEEN UNDERGOING A SERIES OF GRUELLING TRAINING SESSIONS - ONE OF WHICH WAS HELD TODAY (SUNDAY) AT THE SLOTENMAKER SKIDDING SCHOOL ON THE ZANDVOORT CIRCUIT IN THE NETHERLANDS.

    GREAVES, WHO WAS PUT THROUGH HIS PACES BY MR. SLOTENMAKER HIMSELF, WAS FIRST SHOWN HOW TO HANDLE THE CAR AT 80-MILES (128 KILOMETRES) PER HOUR, THEN HE TOOK THE WHEEL AND DEMONSTRATED THAT THE REFLEXES AND SPEED OF ACTION WHICH HAVE SO OFTEN HELPED HIM IN TIGHT CORNERS ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD WERE JUST AS USEFUL ON THE SKID PAN.

    THE RALLY, WHICH IS BEING ORGANISED BY THE LONDON NEWSPAPER DAILY MIRROR, WILL START FROM WEMBLEY STADIUM IN APRIL AND, AFTER DRIVING ACROSS MUCH OF EUROPE AND SOUTH AMERICA (WITH A SHIP'S CROSSING FROM LISBON TO RIO DE JANEIRO), IS DUE TO ARRIVE IN MEXICO CITY FIVE WEEKS LATER IN TIME FOR THE 1970 WORLD CUP FINALS. WITH 16,000 MILES (25,750 KILOMETRES) TO BE COVERED OVER SOME OF THE WORLD'S TOUGHEST ROADS - INCLUDING THREE MAJOR ANDEAN CROSSINGS - IT IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE TOUGHEST MOTOR RALLY EVER STAGED.

    GREAVES HAS BEEN TRAINING WITH FORD'S TOP RALLY DRIVER ROGER CLARK FOR THE LAST THREE MONTHS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5CN3R3SKUIFLVCE5E8QR46BH3
    Media URN:
    VLVA5CN3R3SKUIFLVCE5E8QR46BH3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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