• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH RALLY DRIVERS, KEN CHAMBERS AND ERIC JACKSON, WHO ARE RACING THE OCEAN LINER "WINDSOR CASTLE" FROM CAPETOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, TO SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND, WERE ON THEIR WAY TO LUSAKA, ZAMBIA, LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY) ON ANOTHER LEG OF THEIR JOURNEY.

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    CAR BEING UNLOADED FROM SHIP; CAR ARRIVES AT WHARF BESIDE THE "WINDSOR CASTLE"; CHAMBERS AND JACKSON WITH SHIP'S CAPTAIN; CROWD; MAYOR OF CAPETOWN, COUNCILLOR GRADNER, FLAGS CAR AWAY; WINDSOR CASTLE PULLS AWAY.




    Initials RM/V/MR/ES


    SPORT: MOTOR RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE BRITISH RALLY DRIVERS, KEN CHAMBERS AND ERIC JACKSON, WHO ARE RACING THE OCEAN LINER "WINDSOR CASTLE" FROM CAPETOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, TO SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND, WERE ON THEIR WAY TO LUSAKA, ZAMBIA, LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY) ON ANOTHER LEG OF THEIR JOURNEY. THEIR CAR, A FORD CORSAIR 2000E, ARRIVED IN CAPETOWN ON WEDNESDAY ABOARD THE LINER, "EDINBURGH CASTLE", AND THEY ROARED AWAY FROM THE DOCKSIDE ON THE FIRST LEG OF THE RACE THE SAME DAY.

    THE IDEA OF THE RACE AROSE WHEN THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY DECIDED TO CHALLENGE THE CLAIM OF THE UNION CASTLE LINE THAT, AFTER AIR TRAVEL, IT'S SHIPS PROVIDED THE FASTEST WAY OF TRAVEL BETWEEN BRITAIN AND SOUTH AFRICA. IN THE RACE, THE WINDSOR CASTLE WILL STICK TO ITS 11 1/2-DAY RUN FOR THE 6,000-MILE (9,700 KMS) VOYAGE, AND IS DUE AT SOUTHAMPTON ON THE 22ND OF THIS MONTH.

    CHAMBERS AND JACKSON, IN THEIR CORSAIR, HOPE TO ARRIVE IN SOUTHAMPTON SIX HOURS AHEAD OF THE 38,000 TON WINDSOR CASTLE. THEY'LL TRAVEL 9,600 MILES (15,450 KMS) ON A ZIGZAG ROUTE, TAKING THEM THROUGH JUNGLE AND THE SAHARA DESERT. THE CORSAIR HAS A WHITE ROOF LINED WITH ASBESTOS TO REFLECT THE SUN IN THE DESERT AND A BLACK BONNET TO STOP DAZZLE.

    THEY'RE TAKING WITH THEM 30 GALLONS OF WATER AND 50 GALLONS OF PETROL, AS WELL AS 100 TINS OF FOOD. FOR ABOUT HALF THE DISTANCE THEY MUST AVERAGE 55 MILES (88 KMS) AN HOUR, DAY AND NIGHT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2AO7FU94MW83C8W5CAAO6I1UA
    Media URN:
    VLVA2AO7FU94MW83C8W5CAAO6I1UA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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