• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH MOTOR CORPORATION AND THE CASTROL OIL COMPANY TODAY (SUNDAY) RESPONDED TO THE DISQUALIFICATION OF THREE BRITISH CARS WHICH UNOFFICIALLY FILLED FIRST THREE PLACES IN THE MONTE CARLO RALLY.

  • Description

    1.
    CU "CASTROL WINS MONTE CARLO RALLY??" ADVERTISEMENT, PAN TO TEXT "HOW BRITAIN WAS ROBBED AT MONTE"
    0.06

    2.
    CU TEXT
    0.15

    3.
    CU NEWSPAPERS
    0.15

    4.
    LV DISPUTED CAR OFF AIRCRAFT AT LONDON AIRPORT
    0.22

    5.
    MV CAR
    0.25

    6.
    LV TIMO MAKINEN AND CO-DRIVER WAVE
    0.28

    7.
    SCU MAKINEN PAN TO CO-DRIVER
    0.32

    8.
    CU MAKINEN
    0.34

    9.
    CU PADDY HOPKIRK
    0.38

    10.
    MV MAKINEN POINTS TO HEADLAMPS ON CAR
    0.43

    11.
    MV TRACKING - DRIVERS AND CO-DRIVERS
    0.52

    12.
    SV INT. MAKINEN'S CAR DRIVES INTO AIRPORT HOTEL (NATURAL SOF)
    0.59

    13.
    MV MAKINEN OUT OF CAR...GREETED BY LADY MAYOR OF OXFORD
    1.07

    14.
    CU PADDY HOPKIRK SOF STARS: "DO YOU THINK THE FRENCH HAD IT IN FOR YOU?" SOF ENDS:...... "THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH."
    1.27

    15.
    MV ZOOM TO CU. MAKINEN'S CO-DRIVER PAUL EASTER, ROSEMARY SMITH, AND ROGER CLARK GIVE THEIR VIEWS SOF STARTS: SOF ENDS:...."THANK YOU VERY MUCH."
    2.13


    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 14): INTERVIEWER: "DO YOU THINK THE FRENCH HAD IT IN FOR YOU THIS YEAR?"



    HOPKIRK: "WELL, IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO ANSWER THAT YES OR NO. BUT, CERTAINLY THEY WERE VERY ANTAGONISTIC AT THE MEETING, AND THE AMOUNT OF SCRUTINEERING THEY GAVE THE CAR THEY WERE CERTAINLY TRYING TO FIND SOMETHING TO THROW IT OUT ON, YES."



    INTERVIEWER: "SO THE ANSWER IS YES?"



    HOPKIRK: "YES, BUT WITH RESERVATIONS."



    MAKINEN: "I CAN TELL YOU THAT UP TO THE FINISH OF THE RALLY THE FIRST SCRUTINEERING FOR LIGHTS WAS PERFECTLY ALL RIGHT, AND WHILE OUR ORGANISATION AND MY CAR IN A THOUSAND PIECES AFTER THE RALLY, AND AFTER SAYING THIS CAR IS ALL RIGHT, BUT STILL THE LIGHTS WERE WRONG."



    INTERVIEWER: "MISS SMITH DO YOU THINK THE FRENCH HAD IT IN FOR YOU THIS YEAR?"



    SMITH: "WELL, NO NOT REALLY. IT IS DIFFICULT TO SAY OF COURSE NOW THAT THIS HAS HAPPENED AND IT'S ALL OVER. IT IS ONLY THE BRITISH CARS REALLY THAT HAVE BEEN DISQUALIFIED. NO I THINK IT'S JUST ONE OF THESE THINGS. IT COULD HAVE BEEN ANYBODY. I THINK THEY WANTED SOME FRENCH CARS TO WIN ALL RIGHT."



    INTERVIEWER: "WHAT ABOUT YOU."



    CLARK: "I THINK THEY OBVIOUSLY WANTED A FRENCH CAR TO WIN."



    INTERVIEWER: "SO YOU THINK THEY DID HAVE IT IN FOR YOU."



    CLARK: "I WOULDN'T LIKE TO SAY THAT SO MUCH."



    INTERVIEWER: "THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE BRITISH MOTOR CORPORATION AND THE CASTROL OIL COMPANY TODAY (SUNDAY) RESPONDED TO THE DISQUALIFICATION OF THREE BRITISH CARS WHICH UNOFFICIALLY FILLED FIRST THREE PLACES IN THE MONTE CARLO RALLY. THE COMPANIES' RESPONSES WERE IN THE FORM OF NEWSPAPER ADVERTISEMENTS IN THE BRITISH NATIONAL SUNDAY NEWSPAPERS.

    THE BMC ADVERTISEMENT SAID THE COMPANY HAD HOPED TO BE ABLE TO REPORT THAT ITS THREE MINI-MINORS HAD WON THE RALLY FAIRLY AND SQUARELY. THE COMPANY HAS ALWAYS BEEN METICULOUS IN ITS COMPLIANCE WITH THE RALLY REGULATIONS.

    CASTROL'S ADVERTISEMENT CONGRATULATED THE BRITISH CREWS WHICH IT NAMED AS 'THE FIRST FOUR HOME'.

    THE BRITISH RALLY DRIVERS RETURNED TO LONDON TODAY. PADDY HOPKIRK, THE DRIVER OF ONE OF THE DISQUALIFIED CARS, SAID THAT THERE WAS A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF ANTAGONISM FROM THE FRENCH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7OSSHXC5RH81C0WRQE628RVR2
    Media URN:
    VLVA7OSSHXC5RH81C0WRQE628RVR2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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