• Short Summary

    Two thousand motorcyclists, most of them amateurs, took part in a 150-mile ( 240 KILOMETRES ) race across the Californian desert from Los Angeles to Las Vegas on Saturday (28 November).

  • Description

    Two thousand motorcyclists, most of them amateurs, took part in a 150-mile ( 240 KILOMETRES ) race across the Californian desert from Los Angeles to Las Vegas on Saturday (28 November). There were so many entrants that they had to be started off in two waves of one thousand each.

    Lined up for the start, the riders stretched out for more than a mile ( 1.6 KMS ). The more experienced riders took part in the first wave and the others followed them after 15 Minutes. The prizes were only small trophies, but that was not important for the riders taking part. Only about half of the starters managed to finish the course.

    California is currently in the midst of a motorcycle craze and each weekend thousands of people, including entire families, go riding on the desert flats either for pure pleasure or in organised events.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA60F7YMCF4QNZNY0O8914XB4JI
    Media URN:
    VLVA60F7YMCF4QNZNY0O8914XB4JI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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