Customs officers check drivers' papers at Longlaville and rally cars get overhaul at checkpoint.
Unissued / unused material - date and location may be unclear / unknown.
A border crossing at Longlaville, France.
MS and CU A French border guard on duty, raises the barrier at the frontier on the Monte Carlo rally route. Various shots, French customs officers examining the papers of drivers, including rally car drivers at the border. CU Sign. Customs Office, Longlaville. LS Customs officers letting cars through the border.
Various shots, rally cars and drivers at a checkpoint (unspecified location), they check their engines and speak to mechanics. MS Photographers taking pictures of blue Mini, No 307 as it drives away. Various shots, of rally cars leaving the checkpoint. CU Driver shaving in his car as mechanics check the engine. CU Mini No 263 parked. Mini No 263 leaves. Mini No 284 has its oil topped up, and unidentified driver in a red cravat prepares to leave. MS He drives off.
Cataloguer's Note: This item and the others covering the 1960 Monte Carlo rally focus on particular drivers and cars but there is no information on file to say who they are. However, it does build to give a feeling of what it was like to take part in the adventure.