• Short Summary

    THE FIRST CARS ON THE ENGLAND TO MEXICO "WORLD CUP RALLY" ARRIVED IN WEST GERMANY FROM FRANCE AT ONE O'CLOCK THIS MORNING (MONDAY 20TH) JUST 16 HOURS AFTER STARTING THE RALLY AT WEMBLEY STADIUM IN LONDON.

  • Description

    THE FIRST CARS ON THE ENGLAND TO MEXICO "WORLD CUP RALLY" ARRIVED IN WEST GERMANY FROM FRANCE AT ONE O'CLOCK THIS MORNING (MONDAY 20TH) JUST 16 HOURS AFTER STARTING THE RALLY AT WEMBLEY STADIUM IN LONDON.

    DESPITE HEAVY RAIN ENCOUNTERED THROUGH MOST OF FRANCE THE LEADERS MADE SUFFICIENTLY GOOD PROGRESS TO BE AS MUCH AN HOUR AHEAD OF SCHEDULE BY THE TIME THEY HAD REACHED THE BORDER CHECK POINT AT SAARBRUECKEN.

    THE LEADER AT THIS STAGE WAS A MERCEDES 300-S DRIVEN BY GERMAN ENTRANTS ALFRED KATZ AND ALFRED KLING. FOLLOWING NOT FAR BEHIND WAS A SMALL PROCESSION OF ENGLISH CARS.

    ONLY A SMALL GROUP OF GERMAN ENTHUSIASTS WAITED AT THE BORDER TO GREET THE ARRIVALS. MOST CREWS STOPPED FOR A BRAKE AND MEAL BEFORE SETTING OUT ON THE 3 HUNDRED MILE LEG TO MUNICH ALONG STRETCHES OF FAST AUTOBAHN. SIX AND HALF HOURS HAVE BEEN ALLOTTED FOR THIS LEG, BUT ON PROGRESS TO DATE, IT'S UNLIKELY ENTRANTS WILL NEED AS LONG TO MAKE THE JOURNEY WITHOUT DROPPING TOO MANY POINTS.

    FROM GERMANY THE ROUTE WILL TAKE THE RALLY DRIVERS THROUGH AUSTRIA, HUNGARY, YUGOSLAVIA, BULGARIA, ITALY, FRANCE, AND SPAIN, TO COMPLETE THE EUROPEAN SECTION IN PORTUGAL.

    THE CARS WILL BE SHIPPED FROM LISBON TO RIO DE JANEIRO WHERE THE ROUTE LEADS UP THROUGH SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA TO MEXICO.

    96 ENTRANTS ARE BATTLING FOR HONOURS, AND PRIZES TOTALLING 37 THOUSANDS POUNDS (89 THOUSAND DOLLARS)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAT79J0OQHQGNKMU2QIAVHRAGZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAT79J0OQHQGNKMU2QIAVHRAGZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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