• Short Summary

    ON ITALY'S FAMOUS MONZA-RACING CIRCUIT, BRITISH DRIVER PETER ARUNDELL YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AVERAGED 115 MILES AN HOUR, FOR 30 LAPS IN A FORMULA JUNIOR LOTUS-FORD CAR TO SETTLE A QUARREL AND WIN A GBP1,000 BET.

  • Description

    1.
    CU RICHARD VON FRANKENBURG IN SPECS. TALKS TO PETER ARUNDELL.
    0.08

    2.
    CU DITTO.
    0.11

    3.
    SV PAN... TRACK SWEPT.
    0.16

    4.
    SV ARUNDELL GETS INTO LOTUS.
    0.24

    5.
    GV PAN... FROM ONLOOKERS TO ARUNDELL DRIVING OFF.
    0.32

    6.
    GV PAN... ARUNDELL AT SPEED ROUNDING BEND.
    0.37

    7.
    GV PAN... ARUNDELL TOWARDS CAMERA AND IS SHOWN TIME BOARD.
    0.45

    8.
    LV PAN... ARUNDELL ROUND BEND.
    0.50

    9.
    GTV ARUNDELL RACES PAST GRANDSTAND.
    0.54

    10.
    SCU OFFICIALS KEEPING TIME.
    0.58

    11.
    CU OFFICIALS WITH STOP WATCHES.
    1.00

    12.
    GV ARUNDELL SIGNALLED IN.
    1.05

    13.
    SCU FRANKENBURG SHAKES HANDS WITH CHAPMAN.
    1.07

    14.
    CU ARUNDELL STEPS OUT OF CAR AND IS CONGRATULATED BY CROWD.
    1.12

    15.
    CU ARUNDELL RECEIVES ENNALT
    1.17

    16.
    CU ARUNDELL CONGRATULATED.
    1.23



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    Background: ON ITALY'S FAMOUS MONZA-RACING CIRCUIT, BRITISH DRIVER PETER ARUNDELL YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) AVERAGED 115 MILES AN HOUR, FOR 30 LAPS IN A FORMULA JUNIOR LOTUS-FORD CAR TO SETTLE A QUARREL AND WIN A GBP1,000 BET.

    THE CAR MADE THE TEST TO DISAPPROVE ALLEGATIONS BY A GERMAN SPORT WRITER, RICHARD VON FRANKENBURG, THAT LOTUS CARS IN FORMULA JUNIOR RACES LAST SEASON WERE "HOTTED UP" OVER THE PERMITTED 1100c.c. LIMIT.

    LOTUS CHIEF COLIN CHAPMAN, DENIED THE CHARGES AND OFFERED TO STAKE GBP1,000 ON A CONTROLLED TEST OVER ANY EUROPEAN CIRCUIT THAT ONE OF HIS CARS WOULD ACHIEVE SPEEDS RECORDED IN LAST SEASON'S RACES. THE CIRCUIT CHOSEN BY VON FRANKENBURG WAS MONZA. OFFICIALS OF THE AUTOMOBILE CLUBS OF GERMANY AND ITALY VERIFIED THE SIZE OF THE ENGINE.

    THE LOTUS WAS SET TO COVER THE SAME DISTANCE WHICH BROUGHT ARUNDELL VICTORY IN THE GRAND OF MONZA LOTTERIA IN JUNE - 107.122 MILES - IN THE SAME TIME OF 56 MINS. 40.8 SECS. ARUNDELL KNOCKED 52.1 SECONDS OFF THE TIME AND PUT THE AVERAGE UP TO 115.161 MILES AND HOUR.

    VON FRANKENBURG, WHO WATCHED THE RACE, ADMITTED HE WAS WRONG AND WAS AMONG THE FIRST TO CONGRATULATE ARUNDELL AND CHAPMAN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACKY6H84NFGZFFLJ31QVT3L78B
    Media URN:
    VLVACKY6H84NFGZFFLJ31QVT3L78B
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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