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    ONE HUNDRED PEDAL-POWERED RACING CARS LINE UP ON THE STARTING GRIDS AT TORBAY IN THE U.

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    ONE HUNDRED PEDAL-POWERED RACING CARS LINE UP ON THE STARTING GRIDS AT TORBAY IN THE U.K. YESTERDAY (SATURDAY). THEY WERE THE RESULT OF A YEAR'S HARD WORK AND ENTHUSIASM FROM BOY SCOUT TROOPS ALL OVER ENGLAND AND WALES.

    IT WAS THE 30TH SCOUTCAR RACE MEETING, AND THE CARS REACHED NEW HEIGHTS OF SOPHISTICATION. SOME OF THEM HAD AS MANY AS NINE GEARS, AND COULD REACH A TOP SPEED OF 30 MILES PER HOUR. (48KM/???.) THE TROOPS RESPONSIBLE WERE LIMITED TO SPENDING GBP12 ($28 U.S) ON THE CONSTRUCTION, AND SO A GREAT DEAL DEPENDED ON INGENUITY AND ENTHUSIASM.

    THE RACES WERE HELD IN TWO CLASSES, NOVICE AND PREMIER EACH SUBDIVIDED TO PROVIDE RACES FOR CUB SCOUTS, SCOUTS AGED UP TO 14, AND SCOUTS FROM 14 TO 16 YEARS OF AGE. PRIZES WERE GIVEN FOR THE HIGHEST SPEED OF THE DAY, THE CAR OF BEST MECHANICAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION IN EACH CLASS, THE CAR OF BEST APPEARANCE, AND THE CAR OF MOST INGENIOUS CONSTRUCTION.

    THE MAYOR OF TORBAY, ALDERMAN F.W.H. PARK, MBE, PRESENTED HELMETS TO SUCCESSFUL DRIVERS, AND THE BRITISH SINGER KATHY KIRBY AWARDED THE PRIZES AND TROPHIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABOIYVIZ5FB86DWWLH0DS8139M
    Media URN:
    VLVABOIYVIZ5FB86DWWLH0DS8139M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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