• Short Summary

    19 OF THE WORLD'S TOP GRAND PRIX DRIVERS TOOK PART IN A LIGHTHEARTED SKI BOB RACE AT VILLARS-SUR-OLLON, THE SWISS SKI RESORT, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

  • Description

    19 OF THE WORLD'S TOP GRAND PRIX DRIVERS TOOK PART IN A LIGHTHEARTED SKI BOB RACE AT VILLARS-SUR-OLLON, THE SWISS SKI RESORT, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

    THE EVENT THAT BEGAN STRICTLY AS A JOKE AFFAIR, INSPIRED BY FRENCH JOURNALIST BERNARD CAHIER, HAS BLOSSOMED INTO A THREE-DAY FESTIVAL ATTRACTING DRIVERS FROM AS FAR AFIELD AS THE UNITED STATES AND ARGENTINA.

    SEVERAL OF THE DRIVERS HAD PUT IN HOURS OF PRACTICE FOR THE "GRAND PRIX DE SKI-BOB". JACK BRABHAM, JACKIE STEWARD, JO BONNIER AND JACKY ICKX HAVE PREPARED FOR THE EVENT WITH THE SAME DETERMINATION THAT THEY USUALLY KEEP FOR BRANDS HATCH OR MONZA, RUSHING DOWN THE SLOPES ON THEIR 'BICYCLE-ON-SKIS' AT SPEEDS UP TO 60 MPH (85 KPH).

    SKI-BOBBING IS NOT FOR THE TIMID, WITH ITS HIGH SPEEDS AND TIGHT CORNERS AND ALTHOUGH THE DRIVERS ARE ENJOYING THE THRILLS, NO DOUBT THE RACING TEAM MANAGERS WILL BE WORRIED AT THE THOUGHT OF THEIR VALUABLE MEN BREAKING A LEG.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6THLYD4H267TV1QV1ISQDYUI6
    Media URN:
    VLVA6THLYD4H267TV1QV1ISQDYUI6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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