• Short Summary

    In the depths of winter modern saloon cars set out for Monte Carlo from all parts of Europe.

  • Description

    In the depths of winter modern saloon cars set out for Monte Carlo from all parts of Europe. When the weather improves it is the turn of the older cars to make the same journey.

    SYNOPSIS: More than 90 vintage cars lined up at the starting line in Paris on Sunday (9 July) to make the pilgrimage to Monte Carlo.

    This, the third such rally, attracted entrants from Europe and America. Number 33 seen here leaving is a 1928 Bugatti driven by Belgian Jules Coenen.

    This Fiat 509 was made two years earlier, it's driven by Frenchman Lucien Lubecq.

    Another Frenchman Robert Burawoy drove this Lancia Astura which was made 10 years later in 1936.

    A rare Hispano Suiza 1925 Phantom 1 entered by Michel Seydoux de Clausonne, also from French.

    Another phantom, this time a 1926 Rolls Royce, driven by Dutchman Jan Martens.

    Getting to Monte Carlo and celebrating is considered as important as winning itself -- unlike the winter Monte.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB97YY6IM58IC3PHTFDZ8GD5LL
    Media URN:
    VLVAB97YY6IM58IC3PHTFDZ8GD5LL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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