• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 100 CARS DRIVEN BY THE WORLD'S TOP RALLY DRIVERS LEFT LONDON AIRPORT (SATURDAY) ON THE FIRST LEG OF THE 2,500 MILE BRITISH ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB MOTOR RALLY.

  • Description

    LONDON, ENGLAND. UK (16 NOVEMBER 1968 ) (VISNEWS)

    LV SIGN "INTERNATIONAL RALLY"
    LV CARS & DRIVERS WAITING
    LV MINISTER OF TRANSPORT MR RICHARD MARSH FLAGGING OFF START OF RALLY, NO. 1 LEADING T.G. BROOKES, FORD CORTINA
    SV PAN. NO 4 LEAVING, MIKKOLA (FINLAND) IN LANCIA
    SV T.MAKINEN (FINLAND) INTO CAR
    SV PAN. NO 17 MAKINEN IN FORD ESCORT
    SV CROWD
    CU NO. 23, TILT UP TO MRS PAT MOSS (UK) AT WHEEL
    SV PAN. MRS MOSS LEAVING IN LANCIA
    MV NO. 30, CHAPPELL & THOMAS (UK) LEAVING

    BRISTOL, SOMERSET, ENGLAND
    MV NO.1, INTO CHECKPOINT
    MV DRIVER OF NO.1, OUT OF CAR TO CHECK IN
    MV CAR BEING CHECKED
    MV CAR LEAVING
    MV NO.2, ARRIVING
    MV ONLOOKERS
    MV OTHER DRIVERS HAVING DRINK
    MV OFFICIAL
    MV CAR NO.2, DEPARTING

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    Background: MORE THAN 100 CARS DRIVEN BY THE WORLD'S TOP RALLY DRIVERS LEFT LONDON AIRPORT (SATURDAY) ON THE FIRST LEG OF THE 2,500 MILE BRITISH ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB MOTOR RALLY. AT THE END OF THE OPENING STAGE - AT BRISTOL IN WESTERN ENGLAND -- THE LEADER WAS SWEDEN'S BJORN WALDAGARD IN GERMAN PORCHE WITH FINLAND'S MAKOLA SECOND IN AN ITALIAN LANCIA. THIRD WAS ANOTHER FINN, TIMO MAKINEN IN A FORD ESCORT.

    THE DRIVERS WERE FLAGGED OFF AT THE STARTING POINT BY THE BRITISH MINISTER OF TRANSPORT, MR RICHARD MARSH. THERE WERE MANY PRIVATE ENTRIES COMPETING AGAINST THE STRONG EUROPEAN WORKS TEAMS -- INCLUDING ITALIAN LANCIAS, SWEDISH SAABS, WEST GERMAN PORCHES AND EAST GERMAN WARTBURGS. BRITISH BMC AND FORD TEAMS WILL ALSO OFFER A STRONG CHALLENGE.

    THE RALLY IS SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION AT LONDON AIRPORT NEXT WEDNESDAY (NOVEMBER 20).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9F57UTT0I44QS1BV2KIW5E6J9
    Media URN:
    VLVA9F57UTT0I44QS1BV2KIW5E6J9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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