• Short Summary

    THE 24-HOUR ALPINE STRETCH OF THE MONTE CARLO RALLY PROVED TOUGH GOING FOR THE 159 CARS THAT STARTED IT TODAY (MONDAY).

  • Description

    THE 24-HOUR ALPINE STRETCH OF THE MONTE CARLO RALLY PROVED TOUGH GOING FOR THE 159 CARS THAT STARTED IT TODAY (MONDAY). EVEN INT EH EARLY STAGES, NINE CARS HAD TO PULL OUT AND SOME 50 CARS WERE REPORTED TO HAVE PICKED UP PENALTY POINTS.

    OF THE ORIGINAL 192 CARS THAT STARTED FROM NINE DIFFERENT POINTS ON FRIDAY, 159 REACHED MONTE CARLO BY LAST (SUNDAY) NIGHT. AMONG THE ARRIVALS WERE IAN LEWIS OF BRITAIN IN A HILLMAN IMP, HENRY ZIEGLER OF SWITZERLAND IN ANOTHER HILLMAN AND LAST YEAR'S WINNER TIMO MAKINEN OF FINLAND, WHO IS STRONGLY FAVOURED AGAIN THIS YEAR.

    AFTER A NIGHT'S SLEEP, THE REMAINING TEAMS HAD TO LAUNCH INTO THE DANGEROUS MOUNTAIN TEST OVER ICY ROADS. THE CARS SPED OFF AT ONE-MINUTE INTERVALS FOR CHAMBREY IN THE FRENCH ALPS - A DISTANCE OF 892 MILES (1,435.2 KILOMETRES) THERE-AND-BACK TO MONTE CARLO.

    THE ROUTE HAD BEEN SPLIT INTO 14 SECTORS WITH A PRECISE TIMETABLE FOR EACH PART. SPECIAL TIME CHECKS WERE CARRIED OUT IN SIX STRETCHES. DRIVERS WHO FAILED TO MEET THE TIMETABLES OR FULFILL OTHER REGULATIONS PICKED UP PENALTY POINTS.

    EXPERTS AT THIS STAGE SAW THE RACE DEVELOPING INTO A BATTLE BETWEEN MINI COOPERS AND FRENCH CITROENS.

    ON WEDNESDAY, THE LEADING 60 CARS SET OFF ON THE FINAL 400-MILE RACE AROUND A MOUNTAIN CIRCUIT IN THE MONACO PRINCIPALITY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA75GFKUWY10YDBN4WC57E87OKK
    Media URN:
    VLVA75GFKUWY10YDBN4WC57E87OKK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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