• Short Summary

    24 RACING CARS TOOK PART IN THE TRADITIONAL LE MANS 24-HOUR TRIALS AN SATURDAY APRIL 11.

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    24 RACING CARS TOOK PART IN THE TRADITIONAL LE MANS 24-HOUR TRIALS AN SATURDAY APRIL 11. BUT SIGNIFICANTLY MISSING FROM AMONG THE RACING DRIVERS WAS AMERICAN MOVIE ACTOR STEVE MCQUEEN WHO LOOKED LIKE ONE OF THE TOP CHALLENGERS IN THE PACE-KILLING LONG DISTANCE RUN.

    THE TRADITIONAL LE MANS TRIALS ALWAYS TAKE PLACE IN APRIL AND THE MAIN PURPOSE IS TO LET DRIVERS AND MANUFACTURERS TEST OUT THEIR VEHICLES AND THE ROUTE BEFORE THE BIG TEST AHEAD. THIS YEAR THE 24-HOUR LE MANS RACE WILL BE FOUGHT OUT ON JUNE 13 AND 14.

    AT THE TRIALS PORSCHE FIELDED THE GREATEST NUMBER OF CARS: 15 OUT OF THE 24.

    THE BIG STAR WAS TO BE HOLLYWOOD FILM ACTOR STEVE MCQUEEN WHO CAME IN NO. 2 EARLIER THIS YEAR AT THE SEBRING 12-HOURS IN AMERICA. STILL LIMPING FROM A BROKEN LEG, THE RESULT OF A MOTOR-CYCLE FALL, HE HAD BAD NEWS FOR THIS RACING FANS. THE STUDIO HAS DECIDED THAT MOTOR-RACING IS TOO DANGEROUS FOR ONE OF THEIR TOP INVESTMENTS.

    IN AN INTERVIEW, STEVE MCQUEEN EXPLAINED WHY HE WAS GIVING UP THE RACE.

    THE HOLLYWOOD ACTOR HAD PLANNED TO PILOT A PORSCHE 908 WITH JACKIE STEWART OF SCOTLAND. INSTEAD HE'LL SIT THIS ONE OUT AND ONLY TAKE PART IN THE RACE AS SPECTATOR. AND HE HOPES TO PICK UP ALL THE INFORMATION HE NEEDS FOR HIS UP-COMING FILM WHICH HE'LL BOTH STAR IN AND PRODUCE. IT WILL BE CALLED "THE LE MANS 24 -HOURS."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6QCD0T7HEADWAN568K35JJK5G
    Media URN:
    VLVA6QCD0T7HEADWAN568K35JJK5G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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