• Short Summary

    THE BRUSSELS MOTOR SHOW BEGAN TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AT THE HEYSEL, THE SITE OF THE 1958 BRUSSELS WORLD'S FAIR, WHEN THE OPENING CEREMONY WAS PERFORMED BY PRINCE ALBERT OF LIEGE.

  • Description

    THE BRUSSELS MOTOR SHOW BEGAN TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AT THE HEYSEL, THE SITE OF THE 1958 BRUSSELS WORLD'S FAIR, WHEN THE OPENING CEREMONY WAS PERFORMED BY PRINCE ALBERT OF LIEGE.OVER A HUNDRED DIFFERENT MAKES OF VEHICLES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD FILL THE 197 ACRES OF DISPLAY SPACE.

    AMONG THE NEW CARS ON SHOW ARE SEVERAL EUROPEAN MODELS: THE SIMCA 900, AND A DIESEL-ENGINED VOLGA.ANOTHER DIESEL-ENGINED VEHICLE - CLAIMED TO BE THE CHEAPEST OF ITS TYPE IN THE WORLD - IS THE RUSSIAN MOSKOVITCH CAR, THE SCALDIA.IT IS BEING PRODUCED IN BELGIUM WITH A BRITISH ENGINE, AND SELLS AT JUST OVER GBP600.

    THE STARS OF OTHER RECENT MOTOR SHOWS,THEE-TYPE JAGUARS, THE AUSTIN AND MORRIS MINIS, AND THE HIGHER POWERED EUROPEAN FORDS - THE TAUNUS AND THE CORTINA - HAVE DRAWN LARGE CROWDS TO THEIR STANDS.THE HUMBER "SCEPTRE", ANNOUNCED IN LONDON YESTERDAY HAS HAD ITS FIRST PUBLIC DISPLAY AT THE SHOW, WHILE A BRITISH-BUILT FORD MAKES ITS DEBUT ON FRIDAY.

    EXPERTS AT THE BRUSSELS SHOW WERE FORECASTING THAT IF BRITAIN DOES NOT JOIN THE COMMON MARKET, BRITISH CAR MANUFACTURERS WITHOUT FACTORIES IN THE CONTINENT ARE LIKELY TO FACE THE LOSS OF THEIR MARKETS.UNTIL NOW, MANY BRITISH FIRMS HAVE BEEN CONTENT TO SELL THEIR PRODUCTS IN EUROPE AT LITTLE PROFIT, SIMPLY WAITING UNTIL BRITAIN BECOMES A MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY.BUT THE BRITISH MOTOR CORPORATION, FORD, AND STANDARD-TRIUMPH HAVE PLANTS IN COMMON MARKET COUNTRIES TO SUPPLY THEIR EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS, AND ENJOY SOME OF THE MARKET PRIVILEGES.FOR OTHER FIRMS, HOWEVER, THE DAYS OF MAINTAINING COMPETITIVE PRICES MUST BE NUMBERED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEXBXFW1QCQGU9ICK4IKNSSCGM
    Media URN:
    VLVAEXBXFW1QCQGU9ICK4IKNSSCGM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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