• Short Summary

    CARS FROM ALL EIGHT STARTING POINTS WERE TONIGHT (SATURDAY) HEADING FOR MONACO IN THE FIRST LEG OF THE MONTE CARLO RALLY.

  • Description

    CARS FROM ALL EIGHT STARTING POINTS WERE TONIGHT (SATURDAY) HEADING FOR MONACO IN THE FIRST LEG OF THE MONTE CARLO RALLY. THE WORLD'S BEST-KNOWN WINTER MOTORING TEST. THE BIGGEST CONTINGENT -- 55 CARS -- SET OUT FROM RHEIMS, IN FRANCE, WHILE 30 STARTED FROM DOVER. THEIR FIRST STINT WAS A ONE-HUNDRED YARD (METRE) DRIVE FROM THE DOCKSIDE CHECKPOINT TO A CHANNEL FERRY.

    COMPETITORS FACE TWO DAYS AND TWO NIGHTS OF VIRTUALLY NON-STOP DRIVING BEFORE REACHING MONTE CARLO ON MONDAY. THEN THE RALLY WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY.

    WEATHER FORECASTS SUGGEST CONDITIONS WON'T BE TO DIFFICULT ON MOST OF THE ROUTES. BUT STARTERS FROM OSLO, WARSAW AND ATHENS ARE LIKELY TO ENCOUNTER THE WORST WEATHER IN CENTRAL EUROPE.

    THE CARS STARTING FROM DOVER WERE MOSTLY BRITISH ENTRANTS WITH FOUR FRENCH AND TWO ITALIAN. THEY WENT ABOARD THE CHANNEL FERRY AT THREE O'CLOCK THIS MORNING IN GOOD WEATHER CONDITIONS.

    THE RHEIMS STARTERS LATER ARRIVED AT THE AMSTERDAM CHECKPOINT WITHOUT ANY RETIREMENTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA62SFULFO8MIETC1A8GNUF3TR9
    Media URN:
    VLVA62SFULFO8MIETC1A8GNUF3TR9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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