• Short Summary

    PRINCE RAINIER OF MONACO AND PRINCESS GRACE TODAY (SUNDAY) JOINED BRITISH VETERAN CAR ENTHUSIASTS ON THEIR ANNUAL RUN FROM LONDON TO BRIGHTON.

  • Description


    PEOPLE WAIT AT SEAFRONT; VARIOUS VETERAN CARS ARRIVING; INTERVIEWS WITH PRINCE RAINIER AND PRINCESS GRACE. (SOF)



    TRANSCRIPT: PRINCE RAINIER: "JUST FOR FUN AND BECAUSE I HAVE A CAR OF THE RIGHT YEAR, WHICH IS 1903."



    INTERVIEWER: "HOW DID YOU ENJOY IT, SIR?"



    PRINCE RAINIER: "VERY MUCH -- BIT COLD."



    INTERVIEWER TO PRINCESS GRACE: "ARE YOU STAYING HERE FOR A WHILE?"



    PRINCESS GRACE: "IT WAS A WONDERFUL TRIP. WE HAD NOT TROUBLE AT ALL. THE CAR DID BEAUTIFULLY."



    INTERVIEW: "I BELIEVE YOU LEFT THE CAR AT ONE STAGE?"



    PRINCESS GRACE: "I DID. I MUST SAY I CHEATED A LITTLE BIT. I GOT A BIT COLD."



    INTERVIEWER: "HOW ARE YOU FEELING NOW?"



    PRINCESS GRACE: "FINE. WONDERFUL."



    INTERVIEWER: "ARE YOU EXPECTING TO DO SOME CHRISTMAS SHOPPING WHILE YOU'RE HERE, PRINCESS GRACE?"



    PRINCESS GRACE: "DON'T KNOW."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: PRINCE RAINIER OF MONACO AND PRINCESS GRACE TODAY (SUNDAY) JOINED BRITISH VETERAN CAR ENTHUSIASTS ON THEIR ANNUAL RUN FROM LONDON TO BRIGHTON. WITH PRINCE RAINIER IN HIS DE DION BOUTON WAS HIS SON PRINCE ALBERT.

    TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY CARS, ALL OF THEM BUILT BEFORE 1905, TOOK PART IN THE RUN TO THE SOUTH COAST. THE OLDEST COMPETITOR WAS 74 YEARS.

    ALL BUT 19 VEHICLES COMPLETED THE 52 MILE DRIVE TO QUALIFY FOR THE COVETED FINISHERS MEDAL. THESE INCLUDED A FIRE-ENGINE, TRICYCLES, DOG-CARTS AND RUNABOUTS.

    FORMER WORLD CHAMPION RACING DRIVER, STIRLING MOSS, WAS AMONG THE CELEBRITIES TAKING PART IN THE EVENT. HE ARRIVED AT THE WHEEL OF A MERCEDES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA5D95WFUGT44WF7ZYC1LTPQ9Q
    Media URN:
    VLVAA5D95WFUGT44WF7ZYC1LTPQ9Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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