• Short Summary

    AN ARGENTINIAN TORINO TOURING-CLASS SPORTS CAR, DRIVEN BY SOUTH AMERICAN MOTOR ACES EDUARDO COPELLO, OSCAR FRANCO, AND ALBERTO RODRIGUEZ, TODAY (23 AUGUST) TOOK FOURTH PLACE IN THE WEST GERMAN INTERNATIONAL NURBURGRING 84-HOUR MARATHON, GIVING THE TEAM AN ENCOURAGING SUCCESS IN ITS EUROPEAN MOTOR-RACING DEBUT.

  • Description


    RACE OFFICIALS IN PITS; JUAN FANGIO, MANAGER OF THE ARGENTINIAN TEAM, AND HIS SON WAITING FOR THE FINISH; CARS FINISHING THE MARATHON; THE ARGENTINIAN CAR AFTER THE FINISH; FANGIO CARRIED ON SHOULDERS OF SUPPORTERS; FANGIO MAKING SPEECH.




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    SPORT: MOTOR RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AN ARGENTINIAN TORINO TOURING-CLASS SPORTS CAR, DRIVEN BY SOUTH AMERICAN MOTOR ACES EDUARDO COPELLO, OSCAR FRANCO, AND ALBERTO RODRIGUEZ, TODAY (23 AUGUST) TOOK FOURTH PLACE IN THE WEST GERMAN INTERNATIONAL NURBURGRING 84-HOUR MARATHON, GIVING THE TEAM AN ENCOURAGING SUCCESS IN ITS EUROPEAN MOTOR-RACING DEBUT.

    THE TEAM WAS MANAGED BY EX-WORLD MOTOR-RACING CHAMPION JUAN FANGIO, WHO WAS CARRIED SHOULDER HIGH BY ENTHUSIASTIC SUPPORTERS AFTER THE RACE.

    THE RACE, WHICH THE 63 ENTRIES BATTLED OUT OVER NURBURGRING'S NOTORIOUS AND TORTUOUS CIRCUIT, IS COUNTED EUROPE'S TOUGHEST, WITH 84 HOURS OF ALMOST CONTINUOUS DRIVING.

    A LANCIA DRIVEN BY AN ITALIAN-BRITISH TEAM WAS THE WINNER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD690N1OPZHKS22GSDJ5CYXLHL
    Media URN:
    VLVAD690N1OPZHKS22GSDJ5CYXLHL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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