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    Motor Rallying.....and fifty-nine cars started in the third Castrol-Asean rally which began in Thailand on?

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    1.
    GV TV rally cars assembled
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    MV Japanese driver Yoshio Iwashima checking engine of Mazada RX7 (No. 14)
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    CU British driver Russell Brookes checking engine of Ford Escort 2000 (No. 3)
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    MV driver Iwashima closes bonnet of Mazda
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    GV first car flagged away by Thailand's deputy Premier, Sunthorn Hongladarom
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    SV car flagged away (midway Avco team)
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    CU Volvo 343 (No. 8) followed by Datsun (No. 9) on starting ramp
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    GV car (No. 18) along road and round bend
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    SV Ford Escort(No. 22) reverses after overshooting corner, and drives off
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    SV car (No. 32) along road
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    SV car (No. 37) up hill and away
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    SV people crossing road as Toyota and other car driver through
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    MV new model Toyota Celica (No. 5) drives out from dirt track onto highway, followed by old model Toyota Celica (No. 43 (TWO SHOTS)
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    In November, Russell Brookes confirmed his position as one of Europe's top rally drivers by driving his Ford Escort into third place in the Lombard-RAC round Britain rally for the second year running.




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    SPORT: MOTOR RALLYING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Motor Rallying.....and fifty-nine cars started in the third Castrol-Asean rally which began in Thailand on Saturday (6 January). The nine-day rally will take competitors through some of the roughest roads in Thailand, malaysia and Singapore.

    SYNOPSIS: Cars assembled before the rally in the grounds of the Asia Hotel, Pattaya. Top Japanese driver, Yoshio Iwashima, makes last-minute adjustments to his Mazda. The Ford Escort of leading British driver, Russell Brookes, was one of the favourites for the rally.

    The rally was started by the deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, Sunthorn Hongladarom . The winning driver will receive a trophy presented by Thailand's Prime Minister, General Kriangsak.

    This year's rally has a strong number of entries from Europe and Japan. From Pattaya, one hundred and thirty kilometres (eighty miles) south-east of Bangkok, competitors drove north for nine hours to Korat. After a five-hour overnight stop, they were scheduled to drive through the second day route is new to some teams, as the driver of this Fort Escort found out.

    Thirty-nine of the teams taking part are professionals. They are competing in three classes, depending on engine capacity. Drivers will have to contend with unmade roads, little better than farm trucks. Villagers not used to rally cars present a further hazard- especially during the night stages.

    From Bangkok, the rally moves south through Malaysia to Singapore. Special stages on the way include hill-climbing and tests of driving skills. Competitors then return north to Kuala Lumpur, where the rally is scheduled to end on the fourteenth of January.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE14UR9ZHPLFZQM6NQ9UPS8NJ8
    Media URN:
    VLVAE14UR9ZHPLFZQM6NQ9UPS8NJ8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
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