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    MANY OF THE COMPETITORS TAKING PART IN THE MONTE CARLO RALLY WHICH STARTED EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING (SATURDAY), HAVE BEEN ENCOUNTERING THE WORST CONDITIONS IN THE HISTORY OF THE EVENT.

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    SPORT: CAR RACING

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    Background: MANY OF THE COMPETITORS TAKING PART IN THE MONTE CARLO RALLY WHICH STARTED EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING (SATURDAY), HAVE BEEN ENCOUNTERING THE WORST CONDITIONS IN THE HISTORY OF THE EVENT.

    THERE WERE 296 CREWS, WHO LEFT FROM EIGHT POINTS, AND ALMOST ALL THE CREWS HAVE BEEN ENCOUNTERING BLIZZARDS, ICE AND SNOWDRIFTS.ALL THE THIRTEEN STARTERS FROM ATHENS FAILED TO GET THROUGH SNOWDRIFTS, SIX FEET DEEP, IN YUGOSLAVIA AND ALL HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED FROM THE COMPETITION.

    MOST OF THE 59 CREWS WHO STARTED OUT FROM GLASGOW, SCOTLAND ON SATURDAY MORNING DID WELL AGAINST DIFFICULT CONDITIONS WHICH HELP UP PRACTICALLY EVERY OTHER FORM OF TRANSPORT.AS THEY REACHED SOUTHERN ENGLAND, THEY BATTLED AGAINST SNOWSTORMS AND STEADILY WORSENING CONDITIONS.

    THEY PASSED THROUGH FELBRIDGE CHECK POINT, AND THEN HEADED FOR THE CHANNEL PORT OF DOVER, WHERE 55 OF THE STARTERS BOARDED THE CROSS-CHANNEL FERRY FOR BOULOGNE.

    AT BOULOGNE CHECK POINT, THEY WERE WARNED ABOUT ICY CONDITIONS ON THE FRENCH ROADS BUT ALL ARRIVED AT THE LISIEUX WITHOUT INCIDENT.HOWEVER, THEY ARE REPORTED TO BE FACING MORE ICE AND A NEW HAZARD -- FREEZING FOG.

    IN ATHENS, GREECE, THE STARTERS INCLUDED KARL RICHARDSON OF BRITAIN WHO HAS HIS WIFE AND TWO SONS AS CREW, (FORD ZEPHYR, NO.331)MME.CLAUDINE BOUCHET OF FRANCE (CITROEN D.S., No 337); RENE TRAUTMANN OF FRANCE, WHO HAD ALREADY TAKEN PART IN THREE RALLIES TO MONTE CARLO (CITROEN D.S.NO.338); MAX SCIALOM, OF FRANCE (RENAULT, No.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA89RR49CH25HTFPO3HQ263M6AE
    Media URN:
    VLVA89RR49CH25HTFPO3HQ263M6AE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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