• Short Summary

    LONDON'S FIFTY-FIRST INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW OPENS AT EARLS COURT TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY). TODAY WAS PRESS DAY?

  • Description

    LONDON'S FIFTY-FIRST INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW OPENS AT EARLS COURT TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY). TODAY WAS PRESS DAY AND OUR CAMERAMAN HAD A LOOK AT SOME OF THE 500 STANDS AT THE SHOW. THERE ARE 93 NEW AND IMPROVED MODELS ON DISPLAY REPRESENTING THE MOTOR INDUSTRY OF 14 NATIONS.

    AN ADDITIONAL ATTRACTION AT THE ITALIAN I SO STAND IS A 22-YEAR-OLD MODEL WEARING A "SYNSUIT" - SAID TO BE ESPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR THE GRIFO AND RIVOLTA SPORTS CARS. THE SHOW, OF COURSE, FEATURES MANY KINDS OF ACCESSORIES.

    ASTON MARTIN'S VOLANTE IS ONE OF SEVERAL LUXURIOUS SPORTS CARS AT THE SHOW. THE VOLANTE, ANNOUNCED EARLIER THIS MONTH, HAS A TOP SPEED OF 150 MILES AN HOUR (240 KPH) AND WILL REACH 70 MILES AN HOUR (113 KPH) IN A MERE 7 SECONDS. SLIGHTLY LONGER THAN THE DB6 -- ALSO AT THE SHOW -- THE VOLANTE OFFERS A POWER-HOOD AS STANDARD EQUIPMENT.

    FROM THE SOVIET UNION THERE'S THE MOSKVICH SALOON WHICH HAS LOTS OF ACCESSORIES AS STANDARD EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING A PUSH-BUTTON RADIO AND MECHANICAL RADIATOR SHUTTERS. IT HAS A TOP SPEED OF 80 MILES AN HOUR (129 KPH) AND FUEL CONSUMPTION IS 35 MILES (55 KMS) TO THE GALLON.

    MAKING ITS BRITISH DEBUT AT THE MOTOR SHOW IS THE AUSTRALIAN-BUILT CHRYSLER VALIANT. BENEFITTING FROM COMMONWEALTH TARIFF PREFERENCE, THESE LUXURY SALOONS WILL RETAIL BETWEEN GBP1,700 AND GBP2,500.

    THE VOLVO FROM SWEDEN IS A POPULAR ATTRACTION AT THE LONDON SHOW, AND VOLVOS ARE A FAMILIAR SIGHT ON BRITAIN'S ROADS. BUT THE CHALLENGE FROM JAPAN IS NEW, AND THERE'S GREAT INTEREST IN THE HONDA SPORTS CAR. SELLING IN THE LOW PRICE RANGE, THE HONDA S800 WITH A TOP SPEED OF 100 MILES AN HOUR (161 KPH) WILL UNDOUBTEDLY ATTRACT THE SPORTS CAR ENTHUSIASTS.

    A NEW ENTRY IN THE HIGH-PERFORMANCE FAMILY CAR RANGE IS THE BMW 2000 FROM THE WEST GERMANY. THIS LUXURIOUS CAR IS A GENUINE FIVE SEATER WITH A HUGE BOOT AND WILL SELL IN BRITAIN FOR UNDER GBP2,000.

    NO MOTOR SHOW WOULD BE COMPLETE TO AN ENGLISHMAN WITHOUT A ROLLS ROYCE. FOR MOST THE SILVER SHADOW IS JUST A DREAM BEYOND THE POCKET, BUT ITS NICE TO LOOK.

    AT LEAST HALF A MILLION VISITORS ARE EXPECTED TO VISIT THE MOTOR SHOW THIS YEAR, BUT SEVERE CREDIT RESTRICTION AT HOME WILL PROBABLY MEAN THAT BRITISH SALES WILL BE LOWER THAN PREVIOUS YEARS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAESY4TBCKBWNNECSR2NDPF0LBP
    Media URN:
    VLVAESY4TBCKBWNNECSR2NDPF0LBP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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