• Short Summary

    AFTER AN EARLY BREAKFAST TODAY (SUNDAY) 158 CARS SET OUT FROM LONDON ON THE ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB'S INTER INTERNATIONAL RALLY.

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    AFTER AN EARLY BREAKFAST TODAY (SUNDAY) 158 CARS SET OUT FROM LONDON ON THE ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB'S INTER INTERNATIONAL RALLY. PADDY HOPKIRK - BELFAST WINNER OF THIS YEAR'S MONTE CARLO RALLY - WAS FIRST AWAY ON A ROUTE THAT WILL TAKE THE COMPETITORS 2,528 MILES THROUGH ENGLAND, WALES AND SCOTLAND.

    HOPKIRK, IN A B.M.C. COOPER, CARRIES THE MAIN BRITISH HOPE OF BREAKING SWEDISH DOMINATION OF THIS EVENT. ERIK CARLSSON OF SWEDEN, WHO'S WON THE R.A.C. RALLY THREE TIMES, WILL BE BATTLING IN HIS RED TWO-STROKE SAAB TO RETAIN THE CHAMPIONSHIPS LEAD HE NOW HOLDS WITH 65 POINTS.

    STRONGLY CHALLENGING THE GIANT SWEDEN WILL BE HIS COMPATRIOT TOM TRANA (VOLVO) WHO IS LYING SECOND WITH 56 POINTS. HE'S FOLLOWED BY PAT MOSS - WIFE OF ERIK CARLSSON AND SISTER OF STIRLING - WHO ALSO DRIVES FOR THE SAAB FACTORY TEAM.

    IF TRANA WINS THIS RALLY FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING IN HIS VOLVO, CARLSSON WILL HAVE TO FINISH SECOND TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP. IF TRANA FINISHES SECOND, CARLSSON WILL HAVE TO FINISH NO LOWER THAT FOURTH TO GET ENOUGH POINTS TO MAKE SURE OF THE EUROPEAN RALLY CROWN.

    THE ROUTE TAKES THE DRIVERS THROUGH BRITAIN'S WEST COUNTRY, WALES, NORTHERN ENGLAND, AROUND SCOTLAND, THEN BACK TO LONDON BY THURSDAY EVENING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6ZKD6VHYRVQLJ5BAPWIAXC1K2
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ZKD6VHYRVQLJ5BAPWIAXC1K2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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