• Short Summary

    Greek Crown Prince Constantine was filmed by VISNEWS, June 2, presenting trophies to the Acropolis Rally winners on Muses Hill, Athens.

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    Greek Crown Prince Constantine was filmed by VISNEWS, June 2, presenting trophies to the Acropolis Rally winners on Muses Hill, Athens. Of the 87 starters only 35 finished the 3000 kilometre, rain-soaked course.

    West German drivers Levy and Wencher in a DKW won the major prize with 165 faults. Second was the Porsche-Carrera driven by West German Walter.

    The Ladies' Cup was taken by the French drivers Mlle. Soisbault and Mme. Wagner who drove a Triumph TR 3.

    Among the many crashed teams were Britain's Pat Moss and her co-driver Ann Wisdom.

    Starting May 28 from Acropolis and Trieste, the Rally course ran through several famous Greek historical places - Marathon, Thebes, Thermopylae and Sparta. It was organised by the Greek automobile and Touring Club under the patronage of King Paul of Greece. The King was unable to attend the trophy presentation ceremony - he is recovering from an eye cataract operation in Switzerland.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8WRU9YUAYMAHO5PNXVG4ACAEQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8WRU9YUAYMAHO5PNXVG4ACAEQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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