• Short Summary

    Nearly 70 cars will leave Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday (5 May) at the start of the what has been called the toughest event in motoring history....

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    LV & CU Cars lined up with drives looking at maps (2 shots)
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    SV & CU Austrian entry with drivers of Opel Ascona (No. 41) (2 shots)
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    SCU Australian entry (No. 46) being inspected
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    CU ZOOM OUT FROM Send tracks on car (No. 53)
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    SV Car and scrutineers (2 shots)
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    SV & CU U.S. Jeep entry (No. 26) PAN TO support vehicle
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    SV PAN Entry (No. 32) British entry with French rivers ZOOM TO heat repelling roof
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    SV PAN Entry No. 16 with crash barriers
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    SV PAN Italian entry (No. 47)
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    10.
    GV PAN Cars lined up for inspection
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    Initials BB/1814 RJ/MR/BB/1827


    SPORT: CAR RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Nearly 70 cars will leave Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday (5 May) at the start of the what has been called the toughest event in motoring history....the 1974 World Cup Rally. The 11-thousand mile (17,000 kms) rally will take drivers through 15 countries over some of the most hazardous terrain in the world, ending in Monich, West Germany, centre of the 1974 World Football Cup.

    On Saturday (4 May) officials scrutineers were inspecting cars taking part in the rally to make sure they conformed to the rally rules. The cars will travel through England, France, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Niger, Nigeria, Tunisia, Sicily, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Yugoslavia, Austria and Germany. The rally is scheduled to end at the Munich stadium on 25 May.

    The ruggedness of the terrain is reflected in the rules of the race. Each car must carry a tank holding three gallons of water for each crew member, a full survival ration kit, distress flares and a magnetic compass.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9ER9FUVBPUW9E0VBCUP2YNA4D
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ER9FUVBPUW9E0VBCUP2YNA4D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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