• Short Summary

    THE 35TH MONTE CARLO RALLY BEGAN TODAY FROM NINE STARTING POINTS ALL OVER EUROPE.

    LONDON AND?

  • Description

    THE 35TH MONTE CARLO RALLY BEGAN TODAY FROM NINE STARTING POINTS ALL OVER EUROPE.

    LONDON AND REIMS, WERE TWO OF THE STARTING POINTS IN THIS YEAR'S RALLY. THERE ARE ABOUT 200 CARS COMPETING, COMPARED WITH 275 LAST YEAR. AMONG THE FAVOURITES ARE PADDY HOPKIRK, FROM IRELAND, WINNER IN 1964, AND TIMO MAKINEN, THE FINN. BOTH ARE DRIVING BRITISH MINI-COOPERS, WHO HOPE TO SCORE THEIR THIRD SUCCESSIVE WIN.

    SWEDEN'S ERIK CARLSSON, WINNER IN 1962 AND 1963, AND HIS BRITISH WIFE PAT, WHO HAS WON THE LADIES' CUP FIVE TIMES, ARE NOT IN THE RALLY THIS YEAR BECAUSE THE MAKERS OF THEIR SWEDISH CARS SAID THAT NEW RULES HAD BEEN PUBLISHED TOO LATE FOR THEM TO MODIFY THEIR CARS.

    THE RULES GOVERNING THE RALLY HAVE BEEN DRASTICALLY CHANGED IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE THE CARS ENTERED MORE LIKE THOSE SOLD TO ORDINARY MOTORISTS. THE NEW RULES ARE EXPECTED TO FAVOUR THE BIGGER CARS, BUT BAD WEATHER COULD RESTORE THE SMALLER ENTRIES' CHANCES.

    THE RESULTS OF THE 18,000 MILE TEST WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON 20TH JANUARY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACU8FTISCDZ26ZO5ZK26QKD2PP
    Media URN:
    VLVACU8FTISCDZ26ZO5ZK26QKD2PP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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