• Short Summary

    CARS HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLING IN NAIROBI FOR THE EAST AFRICA SAFARI WHICH STARTS THERE NEXT THURSDAY AND LASTS THOUSAND ODD MILES OVER WHAT HAVE BEEN DESCRIBED AS "THE WORST ROADS IN THE WORLD".

  • Description

    1.
    DRIVERS AND MECHANICS PUTTING ON THE NUMBER PLATES.


    2.
    CU NUMBER PLATE.


    3.
    SHOTS SHOWING NAMES OF DRIVERS ON SIDE OF CARS.


    4.
    GENERAL SHOT OF CARS GETTING READY.


    5.
    LITTLE BOY LOOKING INTO ENGINE OF CAR - SON OF DRIVER.


    6.
    CARS ON OPEN ROAD, PASSING CAMERA AT SPEED.


    7.
    ON TEST STRIP DRIVERS TALKING AND VARIOUS SHOTS, CUs OF TWO GIRL ENTRANTS, INCLUDING WOMAN EUROPEAN CHAMPION (CHECK WHICH ONE) SYLVIA OSTERBURG AND INGA-HILL EDENRING. FIRST GIRL PHOTOGRAPHED OSTERBURG ON LEFT OF FRAME.


    8.
    CU MEN DRIVERS INCLUDING TEAM MANAGER GUNNER ANDERSON IN BLUE SHIRT.


    9.
    CARS PASSING CAMERA AT SPEED - VARIOUS SHOTS.


    10.
    TRACKING SHOTS TAKEN FROM CAR OVERTAKING VOLVO CARS ON ROAD.




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    Background: CARS HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLING IN NAIROBI FOR THE EAST AFRICA SAFARI WHICH STARTS THERE NEXT THURSDAY AND LASTS THOUSAND ODD MILES OVER WHAT HAVE BEEN DESCRIBED AS "THE WORST ROADS IN THE WORLD".

    THE CONTINGENT OF SWEDISH VOLVO CARS ARRIVED IN NAIROBI YESTERDAY MORNING (SATURDAY). THE DRIVERS FROM SWEDEN ARE AMONG THE MOST NOTED IN THE COUNTRY, AND THE SWEDISH TEAM IS EXPECTED TO PROVIDE FORMIDABLE OPPOSITION TO OTHER COMPETITORS.

    THROUGHOUT YESTERDAY MECHANICS WENT OVER THE SWEDISH CARS, PREPARING THEM FOR THE GRUELLING TEST. THEIR ENGINES WERE GIVEN A FINAL CHECK UP AND SAFARI NUMBER PLATES WERE ATTACHED. LATER THE CARS WERE TAKEN OUT ONTO THE OPEN ROAD FOR "LOOSENING UP" RUN. EVERY DAY UNTIL STARTING TIME ON THURSDAY, THE MECHANICS WILL CONTINUE TO GO OVER THE CARS MINUTELY, ENSURING THAT THEY WILL BE IN FIRST-CLASS ORDER FOR THIS BIG RACE...

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6BSNFRL79FL495UVAWONAGKDV
    Media URN:
    VLVA6BSNFRL79FL495UVAWONAGKDV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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