• Short Summary

    THE TRISHA RIDERS OF KUALA LUMPUR ARE A WELL-KNOWN ASPECT OF THE MALAYSIAN SCENE. BUT?

  • Description

    THE TRISHA RIDERS OF KUALA LUMPUR ARE A WELL-KNOWN ASPECT OF THE MALAYSIAN SCENE. BUT AT THE WEEKEND 31 TRISHA RIDERS AND THEIR FRIENDS ABANDONED COMMERCIAL LIFE BRIEFLY TO TAKE PART IN A TRISHA DERBY, DURING A BREAK IN RACES AT THE MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX.

    THE TRISHA MEN WERE ALLOWED TO PUSH, PULL, PEDAL OR CARRY THEIR VEHICLES - BUT THEY HAD TO PROPEL THEM BY HUMAN POWER ALONE. EACH DRIVER CARRIED AN ESCORT, AND AT TIMES DURING THE TWO-MILE (3 KMS.) RACE THE TWO MEN ALTERNATED.

    A FEW OF THE TRISHAS WERE HEAVILY WEIGHTED WITH COLOURFUL ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING HEADLAMPS, REAR VIEW MIRRORS, DYNAMOS AND BADGES. MANY OF THE RIDERS HOPE TO INTEREST BUYERS, AND THEY HAD NOT UNDERESTIMATED THE APPEAL OF A GOOD-LOOKING MACHINE.

    WINNERS OR THE DERBY WERE NASIR SOHOR, 32, AND HIS PARTNER HAMID PUTEH, 22.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA71R4TKWV0LFYEJ85R2UAYOD2D
    Media URN:
    VLVA71R4TKWV0LFYEJ85R2UAYOD2D
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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