• Short Summary

    ANTONIO PUCCI OF ITALY AND COLIN DAVIS OF BRITAIN, DRIVING A PORSCHE, WON THE TARGA FLORIO PRODUCTION CAR RACE IN SICILY ON SUNDAY.

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    TV CARS LINED UP
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    LV PAN DITTO, END ON NO 148 COBRA
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    TV PAN..NO 78 (BULGARI & GRANA)
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    STV CAR NO 82,ABARTH SIMCA, (SPYCHIGER & RIOLO) STARTS
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    TV PAN..NO 86 PORSCHE, (PUCCI & DAVIS) STARTS
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    TV PAN..NO 118 FERRARI GTO, (FACETTI & GUICHET) STARTS
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    TV PAN..NO 142 FORD COBRA, (PHIL HILL & BONDURANT) STARTS
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    TV PAN..NO 150 FORD COBRA, (ARENA & COCO) STARTS
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    TV PAN..NO 58 ALFA ROMEO, (BUSSINELLO & TODARO) AROUND BENDS
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    LV PAN..CARS AROUND BEND PAN ON NO 4 ABARTH SIMCA, (GARUFI & CAPUANO)
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    SV PAN..3 CARS AROUND BEND PAN ON 132 FERRARI GTO, (ULISSE & FORTINBRAS)
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    SV PAN..CAR DOWN STRAIGHT
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    SCU SPECTATORS
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    SV PAN..CARS AROUND BEND PAN ON 114 FERRARI GTO (FERLAINO & TARAMAZZO)
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    SV PAN..NO 168 FIAT 8 V, (LISITANO & CUCINOTTA)
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    SV PAN..NO 176 MORRIS MINI, (RUBERT & RATOLIFFE) AROUND BEND
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    SV PAN..ANOTHER CAR PASSES
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    LV CROWD
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    SV SPECTATORS
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    SV POLICE ESCORT FOR WINNERS
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    CU WINNERS (PUCCI & DAVIS) SURROUNDED BY CROWD
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    GV CROWD
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    LV PUCCI AND DAVIS WAVE FROM BALCONY
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    SPORT: CAR RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ANTONIO PUCCI OF ITALY AND COLIN DAVIS OF BRITAIN, DRIVING A PORSCHE, WON THE TARGA FLORIO PRODUCTION CAR RACE IN SICILY ON SUNDAY. ONLY 21 OUT 66 STARTERS COMPLETED THE GRUELLING RACE OVER THE TESTING COURSE.

    THE 45-MILE (72 KM) CIRCUIT HAD SWIFT CLIMBS FROM SEA-LEVEL TO 800 METRES, WITH ONE STRAIGHT OF ABOUT 8 KILOMETRES. TIGHT HAIR-PIN BENDS CALLED FOR CALCULATED CORNERING, AND THE ROUGH ROAD SURFACES CAUSED HARSH WEAR ON TIRES. MOST OF THE CARS WHICH HAD TO WITHDRAW WERE FOUND TO HAVE MECHANICAL FAULTS.

    PUCCI AND DAVIS COVERED THE 450 MILES OF THE RACE IN 7 HOUR 10 MINUTES 53.3 SECS. THEIR AVERAGE SPEED WAS ABOUT 63 MILES AN HOUR. (100.256 KM).

    BALZARIN OF ITALY AND HERBERT LINGE OF GERMANY, ALSO IN PORSCHE, WERE SECOND IN 7 HOURS 23 MINUTES 15.35 SECONDS. ROBERTO BUSSINELLO AND G.C.TODARO OF ITALY FINISHED THIRD, IN AN ALFA ROMEO ZAGATO.

    JOAKIM BONDIER OF SWEDEN WAS THE EARLY LEADER IN THE TEN-LAP RACE, BUT HE WAS FORCED TO WITHDRAW WHEN AN AXLE BROKE. PUCCI AND DAVIS SPED INTO THE LEAD ON THE SIXTH LAP, AND STAYED OUT IN FRONT TO THE END.

    PUCCI, WHO WAS BORN SICILY, AND DAVIS WERE CARRIED SHOULDER HIGH BY CHEERING FANS WHEN THEY ROLLED TO A STOP AFTER A SPLENDID FINISH. A CROWD OF ABOUT 50,00 WATCHED THE RACE FROM THE GRANDSTANDS, WHILE 150,000 PEOPLE WERE SPREAD OUT ALONG THE CIRCUIT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA80LYHM77L20NMNK9C0RN2LK0D
    Media URN:
    VLVA80LYHM77L20NMNK9C0RN2LK0D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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