• Short Summary

    CHAMPIONS OF THE MOTOR RACING AND RALLY WORLD GATHERED IN THE ITALIAN WINTER SPORTS RESORT OF CORTINA THIS WEEK FOR A UNIQUE TEST OF BRITAIN'S FORD CORTINA.

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    CHAMPIONS OF THE MOTOR RACING AND RALLY WORLD GATHERED IN THE ITALIAN WINTER SPORTS RESORT OF CORTINA THIS WEEK FOR A UNIQUE TEST OF BRITAIN'S FORD CORTINA. ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CARS IN INTERNATIONAL MOTORING EVENTS.

    AND ON THURSDAY, NO MORE FITTING TRIBUTE THAT TO TAKE THE CORTINA DOWN THE OLYMPIC BOB-SLEIGH RUN. A DARE-DEVIL EXPERIMENT EVEN FRO VETERAN DRIVERS LIKE THESE.

    THE MOTORING PERSONALITIES INVOLVED INCLUDED JIM CLARK, BRITISH SALOON CAR CHAMPION, KENYA'S PETER HUGHES, WINNER OF THE SAFARI RALLY, JORGEN NEILSON, THE 40-YEAR-OLD DANISH "FATHER" OF THE CHAMPIONS, TROND SHAE, NORWEGIAN CHAMPION AND HARRY FIRTH, THE AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION WHO WON THE CORTINA'S LONGEST ENDURANCE EVENT OF 1964 -- THE 7,000-MILE ROUND AUSTRALIA AMPOL TRIAL.

    (ON WEDNESDAY, THE MAYOR AND CITIZENS OF CORTINA HELD BANQUET IN TRIBUTE TO THE CAR WHICH BEARS THEIR NAME. INTERNATIONAL DRIVERS AND MANY OTHER GUESTS FLEW IN FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD FOR THE CEREMONY IN CORTINA'S TOWN HALL.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVACOJOFIMI5NAGNJ48TNQHUCGG6
    Media URN:
    VLVACOJOFIMI5NAGNJ48TNQHUCGG6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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