• Short Summary

    THE WORLD-FAMOUS INDIANAPOLIS 500-MILE MOTOR RACE IS BEING RUN ON MAY 30, BUT ALREADY AT THE TWO AND HALF MILE CIRCUIT, DRIVERS ARE TAKING THEIR HIGH POWERED CARS OVER THE TRACK.

  • Description

    THE WORLD-FAMOUS INDIANAPOLIS 500-MILE MOTOR RACE IS BEING RUN ON MAY 30, BUT ALREADY AT THE TWO AND HALF MILE CIRCUIT, DRIVERS ARE TAKING THEIR HIGH POWERED CARS OVER THE TRACK.

    PROMINENT AMONG THE CARS TRYING OUT THE SAUCER-SHAPED, BRICK CIRCUIT, ARE THE LOTUS-FORDS DESIGNED BY COLIN CHAPMAN OF GREAT BRITAIN. THESE CARS, POWERED BY FORD ENGINES, HAVE MADE GOOD SHOWINGS AT A NUMBER OF RECENT EVENTS, AND THEIR DESIGNER IS HOPING FOR A VICTORY IN THIS CLASSIC EVENT.

    MR. CHAPMAN IS AT INDIANAPOLIS KEEPING A CLOSE WATCH ON THE PERFORMANCES OF HIS CARS, AND SPENDS A LOT OF TIME DISCUSSING TECHNICAL PROBLEMS AND TECHNIQUES WITH ONE OF THE DRIVERS IN HIS TEAM, WORLD CHAMPION DRIVER JIM CLARK.

    ONE OF THE CARS PROVIDING MOST INTEREST FOR SPECTATORS IS THE HORST FLOOR SHIFT SPECIAL. THIS UNUSUAL RACING CAR PUTS THE DRIVER IN A SIDE-CAR ATTACHMENT, SOMETHING LIKE A MINIATURE SPACE CAPSULE.

    BEFORE THE BIG DAY, TIME TRIALS WILL BE HELD TO WEED OUT ALL BUT 33 QUALIFIERS. A CROWD OF BETWEEN 250 TO 300 THOUSANDS ARE EXPECTED TO WATCH THE RACE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB3YJW6KGMXL9HYIOC4S8H9H9N
    Media URN:
    VLVAB3YJW6KGMXL9HYIOC4S8H9H9N
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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