• Short Summary

    January 21- the first day of the Monte Carlo rally and at the starting point in Athens, Greece, cars soon encountered ice covered roads as they embarked on the 2500-mile marathon event.

  • Description

    January 21- the first day of the Monte Carlo rally and at the starting point in Athens, Greece, cars soon encountered ice covered roads as they embarked on the 2500-mile marathon event.

    Among the 14 drivers who left this point were such well-known veterans as Mme Claudine Vanson (No. 4. Citroen), champion driver Rene Trautman (No. 6.Citroen), and Paul Guiraud (No. 11. Peugeot).

    Stockholm was another of eight starting points for competitors. The other cities concerned were monte Carlo, Lisbon, Paris, Frankfurt, Glasgow.

    All routes converge at the control point of Charbonnieres, about 450 miles from the finish at Monte Carlo.They event is likely to be won or lost on this final stretch as many of the mountain passes are likely to be covered in snow and ice.

    The 63 cars leaving Glasgow, Scotland, were warned that they would encounter icy conditions in the Glasgow and Ayr districts and that they were likely to meet snow sleet and rain before crossing the Channel the following day.

    There are 346 entrants in this 30th Monte Carlo Rally. Last year it was won by the Germans Walter Schock and Rolf Moll in a Mercedes.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA99KYQXJDUH7PHXBY5RCPZBL8I
    Media URN:
    VLVA99KYQXJDUH7PHXBY5RCPZBL8I
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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