• Short Summary

    PROVISIONAL WINNERS OF THE BRITISH ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB'S INTERNATIONAL RALLY ARE BENGT SODERSTROM, OF SWEDEN, AND HIS CO-DRIVER, GUNNAR PALM, DRIVING A BRITISH-BUILT FORD LOTUS CORTINA.

  • Description

    PROVISIONAL WINNERS OF THE BRITISH ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB'S INTERNATIONAL RALLY ARE BENGT SODERSTROM, OF SWEDEN, AND HIS CO-DRIVER, GUNNAR PALM, DRIVING A BRITISH-BUILT FORD LOTUS CORTINA. THEIR CAR WAS THE THIRD TO ARRIVE AT THE FINISHING POINT WHEN THE 2,400-MILE (ABOUT 3,860 KLM) EVENT ENDED AT LONDON AIRPORT TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY).

    THE WIN WAS A "BIRTHDAY PRESENT" FOR SODERSTROM, WHO WAS 35 YEARS OLD TODAY. HIS CO-DRIVER, 29-YEAR-OLD GUNNAR PALM, ALSO FROM SWEDEN, SAID THE RUN HAD BEEN COMPLETELY TROUBLE FREE. A SCANDINAVIAN HAS NOW WON THE RALLY FOR THE 7TH SUCCESSIVE YEAR. OF THE FIRST TEN DRIVERS IN THE PROVISIONAL LIST, EIGHT ARE SCANDINAVIANS.

    PROVISIONAL SECOND IN THE RALLY WERE K. KALLSTROM AND R. HAGANSSON, IN A B.M.C. COOPER S, WHILE T. TRANA AND S. ANDREASSON WERE THIRD IN A VOLVO. R. AALTONEN AND H. LIDDON IN A B.M.C. COOPER S WERE FOURTH. AALTONEN, FROM FINLAND, WAS LAST YEAR'S WINNER. THE 147 CARS IN THE RALLY SET OUT FROM LONDON AIRPORT ON SATURDAY, TRAVELLING THROUGH ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA62L9R5TLGQ09ANQX1WORPWENO
    Media URN:
    VLVA62L9R5TLGQ09ANQX1WORPWENO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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