• Short Summary

    BENGT SODERSTROM AND GUNNAR PALM, THE SWEDISH DRIVERS WHO WERE FAVOURITES TO WIN THE LONDON SYDNEY CAR RALLY, DROPPED OUT OF THE EVENT SHORTLY AFTER PASSING THROUGH ISTANBUL LAST WEDNESDAY (NOVEMBER 27) WHEN A PISTON BURNED OUT ON THEIR FORD LOTUS CORTINA.

  • Description

    BENGT SODERSTROM AND GUNNAR PALM, THE SWEDISH DRIVERS WHO WERE FAVOURITES TO WIN THE LONDON SYDNEY CAR RALLY, DROPPED OUT OF THE EVENT SHORTLY AFTER PASSING THROUGH ISTANBUL LAST WEDNESDAY (NOVEMBER 27) WHEN A PISTON BURNED OUT ON THEIR FORD LOTUS CORTINA.

    SEVERAL OTHER COMPETITORS HAVE BEEN FORCED OUT OF THE RALLY BY MECHANICAL FAILURES OR ACCIDENTS. ONE CAR HIT A HORSE AT HIGH SPEED - THE CAR WAS BADLY DAMAGED AND THE HORSE WAS KILLED, BUT THE OCCUPANTS ESCAPED WITHOUT SERIOUS INJURY.

    YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) THE MARATHON WAS STILL BEING LED BY ROGER CLARK OF BRITAIN IN A LOTUS CORTINA. AUSTRALIA'S HARRY FIRTH WAS FIRST INTO THE AFGHANISTAN CAPITAL, KABUL, YESTERDAY WITH FELLOW-COUNTRYMAN DAVE MACKAY CLOSE BEHIND IN A HOLDEN AND BRITAIN'S INNES IRELAND, THE FORMER GRAND PRIX RACING DRIVER, FOLLOWING UP IN A MERCEDES BENZ.

    TODAY ()SATURDAY) THE CARS ARE DRIVING THROUGH INDIA TOWARDS BOMBAY WHERE THEY LEAVE ABOARD THE "CHUSAN" FOR AUSTRALIA ON DECEMBER 3.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5NLDXTPWJ1FKEIRK03Y3DMF92
    Media URN:
    VLVA5NLDXTPWJ1FKEIRK03Y3DMF92
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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