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.
GV Starting point at Athens.
SV Pan..Car No. 1 starts off.
Back V. Car No. 6. (France) Rene Trautman.
SV Pan..Car No. 7.starts off.
LV Pan..Car No. 11' France ) Paul Guiraud.
LV Pan up..Ice covered road to Northern Greece.
GV Ice covered road-ditto-
CU Sign "Start-Stockholm"
LV Car No. 15 (Holland) Dee and Gorris.
CU Car No. 27 (Sweden) Andersson & Lohmander.
SV Pan..Car No. 27 starts off.
SV Pan..Car No. 55 (Holland) Drivers Dooijes and Slotemaker.
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Background: 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.