• Short Summary

    MEXICAN PEDRO RODRIGUEZ AND BELGIAN LUCIEN BIANCHI -- DRIVING A BRITISH FORD G.T. 40 --?

  • Description

    MEXICAN PEDRO RODRIGUEZ AND BELGIAN LUCIEN BIANCHI -- DRIVING A BRITISH FORD G.T. 40 -- TODAY (SUNDAY) WON THE LE MANS 24-HOUR ENDURANCE RACE. FORD'S VICTORY -- ITS THIRD IN SUCCESSION AT LE MANS -- GAVE THE COMPANY THE SPORT'S CARS MANUFACTURERS TROPHY.

    AS THE CHAMPAGNE FLOWED, THE SLIGHTLY BUILT BIANCHI SAID IT WAS "LUCKY 13" FOR HIM AS THIS WAS THE 13TH TIME HE HAD COMPETED AT LE MANS. HE AND GRAND PRIX ACE RODRIGUEZ AVERAGED 115 M.P.H. (185 K.P.H.) DURING THE RACE. THEIR FORD TOOK THE CHEQUERED FLAG FIVE LAPS AHEAD OF THE NEXT CAR, A PORSCHE DRIVEN BY DIETHER SPOERRY AND RICE STEINEMANN. ANOTHER PORSCHE WAS THIRD AND ALFA ROMEOS TOOK THE NEXT FOUR PLACES.

    VERY HEAVY RAIN DURING THE NIGHT TURNED THE COURSE INTO A VIRTUAL SKATING AND ONLY 19 OF THE 54 STARTERS FINISHED THE RACE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6SL2YX4BQ1EMEY47BUL65ANE7
    Media URN:
    VLVA6SL2YX4BQ1EMEY47BUL65ANE7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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