• Short Summary

    Britain's motor rally drivers have been driven indoors by the Government ban on their sport during the energy crisis.

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    Britain's motor rally drivers have been driven indoors by the Government ban on their sport during the energy crisis.

    They have invented a National Indoor Rally Championship to console them and keep in practice during the lean months when they are forbidden from hurling their cars at speed along twisting mountain roads.

    For t???lo new rally, on paper, the cars stay parked outside -- with engines switched off.

    This rally is conducted entirely on paper with route cards, navigation questions, and problems posed for both drivers and navigators. "We are organising the Championship to try to give rally enthusiasts something to do during the energy crisis", say the organisers the ford Rallye Sport Club.

    More than 15,000 British rally fans have entered to test their map reading ability and resourcefulness. You don't even have to have a driving licence to enter. The national area finals will be held in April. The champion indoor driver and the top indoor navigator will be awarded free trips to Finland -- the country that has become the Mecca of modern rallying.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6UH3B8SGWYUBBVZ4S4OCOYPU6
    Media URN:
    VLVA6UH3B8SGWYUBBVZ4S4OCOYPU6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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