• Short Summary

    VEHICLES BEGAN LEAVING VIENTIANE IN LAOS TODAY (TUESDAY) AT THE START OF THE FIRST ASIAN HIGHWAY MOTOR RALLY.

  • Description

    VEHICLES BEGAN LEAVING VIENTIANE IN LAOS TODAY (TUESDAY) AT THE START OF THE FIRST ASIAN HIGHWAY MOTOR RALLY. ALMOST ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY CARS, TRUCKS AND BUSES HAVE ENTERED THE RALLY.

    THE RALLY ROUTE FOLLOWS 1,800 MILES (2900 KMS) OF THE ASIAN HIGHWAY BETWEEN VIENTIANE AND SINGAPORE. THE VEHICLES WILL TRAVEL THROUGH LAOS, THAILAND, MALAYSIA AND SINGAPORE. FIRST CARS ARE EXPECTED TO CROSS THE FINISH LINE EARLY ON FRIDAY NIGHT (18 APRIL).

    FORTY-THREE MAKES OF CAR - RANGING FROM LARGE AMERICAN SEDANS THROUGH TO THE SMALLEST JAPANESE MODELS AND IN AGE FROM A 1934 LAGONDA TO THE LATEST EUROPEAN SPORTS CARS - HAVE ENTERED FOR THE RALLY.

    NATIONALITIES OF ENTRANTS COVER MOST OF ASIA AND MUCH OF EUROPE.

    CARS WILL HAVE TO AVERAGE 45 MILES AN HOUR (72 KPH) AND TRUCKS AND BUSES 35 MPH (56 KPH), OVER THE ROUTE AND RALLY ORGANISERS HAVE APPEALED TO ENTRANTS TO EXERCISE ALL POSSIBLE CARE DURING THE DRIVE.

    THE RALLY IS BEING HELD UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE FAR EAST (ECAFE), WITH THE CO-OPERATION OF THE GOVERNMENTS OF LAOS, MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE AND THAILAND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABJQU1K4UV7ZJ2BKI2W0CUJYGQ
    Media URN:
    VLVABJQU1K4UV7ZJ2BKI2W0CUJYGQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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