• Short Summary

    ROUND AND ROUND A THREE-MILE (4.8KM) TRACK, A SEVEN-MAN FRENCH TEAM ARE DRIVING TO THE MOON -- OR COVERING, AT LEAST, AN EQUAL DISTANCE.

  • Description

    ROUND AND ROUND A THREE-MILE (4.8KM) TRACK, A SEVEN-MAN FRENCH TEAM ARE DRIVING TO THE MOON -- OR COVERING, AT LEAST, AN EQUAL DISTANCE.THEY STARTED AT THE MIRAMAS CIRCUIT OVER FOUR MONTHS AGO, ON JULY 10, AIMING TO BEAT THE WORLD'S LONG-DISTANCE RECORD.

    CHANGING EVERY THREE HOURS, THE SEVEN DRIVERS -- IN A FORD TAUNUS -- REACHED AND PASSED THE PREVIOUS RECORD ON NOVEMBER 4.IT HAD STOOD SINCE 1933 WHEN A CITROEN "ROSALIE" COVERED 186,411 MILES (300,000 KMS).

    NOW THE FORD TEAM IS FORGING ON TOWARDS ITS "MOON TARGET", UNDISMAYED BY ITS RECENT BRUSH WITH DEATH, WHEN THEIR CAR OVERTURNED AT 120 K.P.H.(74 M.P.H.).-- ROLLING OVER SEVERAL TIMES, BUT LANDING ON ITS WHEELS.DAMAGE CAUSED WAS SOON FIXED AND THE TEAM UNDER WAY AGAIN.

    AT THE TIME OF FILMING, MONDAY, THEY HAD ADDED AN EXTRA 33,000 KM TO THE PREVIOUS RECORD, COMPLETING OVER 66,000 TOURS OF THE CIRCUIT, THEY'VE STILL A FAIR WAY TO GO...

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA87WH0CCXSBUJ8ATWJPAVLG7TP
    Media URN:
    VLVA87WH0CCXSBUJ8ATWJPAVLG7TP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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