• Short Summary

    Sixty-six veteran motor-cars from Great Britain; Sweden; Norway; Holland: Denmark and Germany, chugged away from Copenhagen's Ermitage July 30 on stage one of the first Scandinavian International Veteran Car Rally.

  • Description

    1.
    GV.PAN Competitors at start.
    0.05

    2.
    CU. On sign "Scandinavian Veteran Rally"
    0.09

    3.
    SV. Car No. 11 Henault 1910 G.B.
    0.12

    4.
    CU. Ditto.
    0.15

    5.
    SV. 1925 Rolls Royce.
    0.17

    6.
    LV. Prince AXEL starts the rally. Car No. 1 driven by Hugo Norrevang, in an Oldsmobile 1898, leaves start.
    0.23

    7.
    CU. Car. No. 2 driven by Sir Godfrey Tuttle of G.B. De Dion Bouton 1902.
    0.27

    8.
    BV. Ditto.
    0.32

    9.
    TV. Another car at start.
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    10.
    TSV. Car. No. 5 driven by Sir Alec Coryton of G.B., Napoleon 1903, PAN to BV - away from start.
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    11.
    TV. Car. No. 3 driven by J.W. Howes of G.B. a Wolsely 1902.
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    12.
    GV. Cars on route rounding bend PAN to onlookers.
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    13.
    SCU. An old Danish car with engine trouble man removes piston.
    1.05

    14.
    CU. Removes another piston and examines same.
    1.09

    15.
    SV. Man underneath car.
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    16.
    TRAVEL SHOT. Along road.
    1.18

    17.
    GV. Car. No. 1 crossing road passes camera to BV.
    1.27

    18.
    LV.PAN. Car no 3 passes camera to BV on route.
    1.31

    19.
    GV. Cars through arch and pass camera, PAN on car No. 2.
    1.43

    20.
    LV. PAN. Car No. 3 passes camera to BV.
    1.47

    21.
    LV. PAN. Car No. 2 passes camera to BV.
    1.54

    22.
    GV. Car arrives at checkpoint.
    2.03

    23.
    CU. Car through arch to BV.
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    24.
    GV. Cars square.
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    25.
    CU. PAN. Rolls Royce entering square.
    2.22



    Initials TDH/PB AW/CW


    SPORT: CAR RALLYING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Sixty-six veteran motor-cars from Great Britain; Sweden; Norway; Holland: Denmark and Germany, chugged away from Copenhagen's Ermitage July 30 on stage one of the first Scandinavian International Veteran Car Rally.

    Prince Axel, brother of King Frederick of Denmark, dropped the starters flag and sent the glittering contestants on their way to prove there is 'life in the old car yet'.

    It was an observation stage, with drivers not knowing the course beforehand, but being directed at various check-points. Through beautiful wooded country and along some not-so-smooth roads, these 'Monarchs of the Road' drove majestically to the end of the stage at Frederiksborg Castle in the north of Sjelland.

    Few of the veterans gave trouble as they traversed some steep hills, and those that were forced to stop for attention..and breath..all finished the course. The oldest car entered was an 1898 Oldsmobile driven by a Dane.

    Results will not be made known until the end of the second stage to be held in Sweden Aug 1.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA60PHCM2L5IO7MW3NISGL5KEZQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA60PHCM2L5IO7MW3NISGL5KEZQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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