• Short Summary

    In glorious weather - June 14 - VISNEWS filmed the leading motor-boat pilots competing for the European Championship on the Baldeney Lake at Essen in the Ruhr.

  • Description

    In glorious weather - June 14 - VISNEWS filmed the leading motor-boat pilots competing for the European Championship on the Baldeney Lake at Essen in the Ruhr.

    Boats of the DU 6-700 ccm Class competed in the exciting racing, which consisted of three runs over the course on the Lake on whose shores stands the "Villa Hugel" residence of the famous Krupp family.

    There was a terrific duel between the favourites for the title, Dieter Hellwig of Germany in boat No. 64, and the Frenchman Rocca in Mo. 46. but the 30,000 spectators went home without knowing who had won because there was a false start in the second race.

    It was 1 1/2 hours after racing had finished before Hellwig, of Dusseldorf was declared the winner and European Champion.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAACGXVBVBJQPTHYU0LKZ1DIQVN
    Media URN:
    VLVAACGXVBVBJQPTHYU0LKZ1DIQVN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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