• Short Summary

    A BRITISH FORD CORSAIR CAR, WHICH IS RACING THE LINER 'WINDSOR CASTLE' FROM SOUTH AFRICA, TO BRITAIN, LEFT ALGIERS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) BY AIR FOR MARSEILLES.

  • Description

    A BRITISH FORD CORSAIR CAR, WHICH IS RACING THE LINER 'WINDSOR CASTLE' FROM SOUTH AFRICA, TO BRITAIN, LEFT ALGIERS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) BY AIR FOR MARSEILLES. THE DRIVES HAD COMPLETED THE SOUTH TO NORTH CROSSING OF AFRICA IN 10-AND-A-HALF DAYS.

    RALLY DRIVERS ERIC JACKSON AND KEN CHAMBERS REACHED ALGIERS AFTER DRIVING ALMOST NON-STOP FOR 36 HOURS THROUGH THE SAHARA. THE LAST 1,200 MILES (2,000 KM) FROM TAMANRASSET, ALGERIA'S SOUTHERNMOST TOWN, HAD TAKEN THEM THROUGH SANDSTORM BUT WITHOUT ANY SERIOUS TROUBLE.

    TO BEAT THE 37,640-TON LINER FROM CAPE TOWN TO SOUTHAMPTON, THE CAR MUST REACH ENGLAND BY SEVEN O'CLOCK TOMORROW MORNING.

    EARLIER IN THE WEEK THE CREW OF THE FORD CAR WERE FORCED TO TAKE TO THE AIR BECAUSE OF A SERIES OF ADMINISTRATIVE MISHAPS. THE CAR AND CREW WERE FLOWN FROM CHAD TO TAMANRASSET IN A CARGO PLANE LENT BY THEIR RIVAL'S OWNERS, UNION CASTLE.

    THE MIX-UP CAME AFTER A LIGHT AIRCRAFT ESCORTING THE CORSAIR, WAS GROUNDED IN CONGO-KINSHASA, WITH THE DRIVERS' DOCUMENTS ON BOARD. THE DRIVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO CROSS NIGER TERRITORY WITHOUT THE DOCUMENTS, AND IT IS NOT YET KNOWN IF THE AIRLIFT THEY TOOK WILL DISQUALIFY THEM OR NOT.

    WHEN THEY ARRIVED IN ALGIERS, THE DRIVERS SAID THAT THEY HAD 37 TYPE GUEST, TWO WORK-OUT FANBELTS, AND TWO BATTERIES BROKEN BY BUMPS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADTHD32XQZ4R7Q3K1WPY6OY6VN
    Media URN:
    VLVADTHD32XQZ4R7Q3K1WPY6OY6VN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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