• Short Summary

    SIXTY SIX CARDS FROM ALL PARTS OF EUROPE TODAY (WEDNESDAY) SET OUT FROM HANOVER ON THE FIRST LEG OF THE 12TH TOUR DE EUROPE WHICH WILL TAKE THEM OVER 5,000 MILES (8,500 KMS).

  • Description

    SIXTY SIX CARDS FROM ALL PARTS OF EUROPE TODAY (WEDNESDAY) SET OUT FROM HANOVER ON THE FIRST LEG OF THE 12TH TOUR DE EUROPE WHICH WILL TAKE THEM OVER 5,000 MILES (8,500 KMS). BECAUSE OF THE POLITICAL SITUATION, THE JOURNEY WILL BYPASS CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND THE SOVIET UNION BUT IT WILL INCLUDE NINE COUNTRIES IN THE LONGEST RALLY IN THE WORLD.

    THE RACE IS ONE OF THE MOST ARDUOUS OF ITS TYPE IN THE WORLD. FROM THE START AT HANOVER TOWN HALL, THE CARS TACKLED THEIR LONG TREK WHICH WILL END ON SEPTEMBER 19 AT TRAVEMUNDE IN EAST GERMANY.

    SIX CLASSES OF VEHICLES ARE CONTESTING THE EVENT AND EACH CAR, TO COMPLETE THE JOURNEY, MUST UNDERGO A FINAL INSPECTION BEFORE THE ALLOCATION OF PRIZES.

    THE EVENT CONSISTS OF A CLASSICAL LONG DISTANCE-RALLY WITHOUT SPECIAL TESTS AND WILL BE DIVIDED INTO FOUR SECTIONS. THE ROUTE WILL BE RUN ENTIRELY OVER ROADS.

    MORE THAN 150 DRIVES ARE COMPETING ALTHOUGH THERE IS ONLY ONE CZECH TEAM TAKING PART FROM EUROPE'S EASTERN BLOC.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7Z9W4GOU3KIOQ916I3SV2CMI2
    Media URN:
    VLVA7Z9W4GOU3KIOQ916I3SV2CMI2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment