• Short Summary

    THIS LITTLE CAR WITH A RATHER DISTINCTIVE DESIGN IS ONE OF THE FRENCH ENTRIES FOR THIS YEAR'S "LE MANS" -- THE 24 HOUR EVENT WHICH WILL BEGIN THIS YEAR ON JUNE 20TH.

  • Description

    THIS LITTLE CAR WITH A RATHER DISTINCTIVE DESIGN IS ONE OF THE FRENCH ENTRIES FOR THIS YEAR'S "LE MANS" -- THE 24 HOUR EVENT WHICH WILL BEGIN THIS YEAR ON JUNE 20TH.

    TWO OF THESE CARS ARE ENTERED FOR THE RACE. THEY HAVE BEEN BUILT BY CHARLES DEUTSCH AND ARE KNOWN AS THE "C.D.".

    THE CAR IS POWERED BY A PANHARD TIGER HORIZONTAL ENGINE WITH SPECIAL MODIFICATIONS. ALTHOUGH THE ENGINE CAPACITY IS ONLY 850 c.c. THE CAR WILL RACE IN THE 1,200 c.c. CLASS BECAUSE OF ITS SUPER-CHARGER UNDER THE NEW REGULATIONS SET FOR LE MANS.

    THE SUPER-CHARGER BRINGS THE CAR'S SPEED UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 230 KILOMETRES AN HOUR (126 M.P.H.). BUT CHARLES DEUTSCH AND HIS TECHNICIANS BELIEVE THAT DESPITE THE CAR'S HIGH SPEED THEY WILL BE ABLE TO ACHIEVE AN AWARD IN THE CLASSIFICATION FOR THE CARS WITH LOWEST FUEL CONSUMPTION IN THE 24 HOUR EVENT.

    MICHELIN HAVE MADE SPECIAL TYRES FOR THE CARS WHICH WILL BE DRIVEN AS LE MAN BY GUILHAUDIN AND BERTHAUT, WINNERS OF THE 1962 EVENT FOR PERFORMANCE, AND VERRIER AND LELONG.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEWSX0L85CJA2EHZ60OH7P9S31
    Media URN:
    VLVAEWSX0L85CJA2EHZ60OH7P9S31
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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