• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 90 CARS - 27 OF THEM WITH FOREIGN CREWS - STARTED FROM THE FOOTHILLS OF THE ACROPOLIS IN ATHENS TODAY (THURSDAY) ON THE 3280-KILOMETRE (2050-MILE) "ACROPOLIS" INTERNATIONAL MOTOR RALLY, ONE OF THE MOST GRUELLING OF THE EUROPEAN CROSS-COUNTRY RACES.

  • Description

    1.
    LV THE ACROPOLIS
    0.08

    2.
    SV CARS LINED UP BEFORE START OF RACE (3 SHOTS)
    0.20

    3.
    SV CAR NO.5 FORD ESCORT
    0.25

    4.
    SV TWO DRIVERS CHECKING CAR
    0.30

    5.
    CU BONNET OF CAR NO.2 FORD ESCORT
    0.32

    6.
    CU CAR NO.4 PORSCHE
    0.35

    7.
    CU CAR NO.6 PORSCHE
    0.36

    8.
    CU CAR NO.5 FORD ESCORT
    0.38

    9.
    SV CAR NO.3 R.CLARK - FORD ESCORT
    0.40

    10.
    SV CAR NO.5
    0.41

    11.
    GV START OF RACE CAR NO.1 AWAY
    0.51

    12.
    GV CAR NO.2 AWAY
    0.57

    13.
    GV CAR NO.3 AWAY
    1.04

    14.
    SV CAR NO.4 AWAY
    1.10

    15.
    GV CAR NO.5 AWAY
    1.16



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    SPORT: MOTOR RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MORE THAN 90 CARS - 27 OF THEM WITH FOREIGN CREWS - STARTED FROM THE FOOTHILLS OF THE ACROPOLIS IN ATHENS TODAY (THURSDAY) ON THE 3280-KILOMETRE (2050-MILE) "ACROPOLIS" INTERNATIONAL MOTOR RALLY, ONE OF THE MOST GRUELLING OF THE EUROPEAN CROSS-COUNTRY RACES.

    THIS IS THE 17TH "ACROPOLIS" RALLY AND MANY OF THE MAJOR AUTO MANUFACTURING COMPANIES ENTER TEAMS, AS THE FINAL RESULTS OF THE DIFFICULT RACE ARE HIGHLY REGARDED AS PROOF OF RELIABILITY, TOUGHNESS AND DURABILITY.

    TWO OF THE TEAMS WITH THE LARGEST NUMBER OF CARS COMPETING WERE FORD AND PORSCHE. THE BRITISH FORD TEAM INCLUDED DRIVERS CLARK, ANDERSON AND MIKKOLA DRIVING TWIN-CAM ESCORTS (CARS 4 - 2 - 5 RESPECTIVELY); AND THE SWISS PORCHE TEAM INCLUDED DRIVERS TOIVONEN, LAROUSSE AND WALDEGAARD DRIVING 911-S MODELS (CARS 1 - 4 - 6 RESPECTIVELY). THE COMPETITORS ALSO INCLUDE 60 TOP GREEK TEAMS.

    THE RACE, WHICH STARTED AT 11 A.M. TODAY, WILL END TOMORROW (FRIDAY) ABOUT 24 HOURS AFTER WINDING ITS WAY THROUGH SOME OF THE TOUGHEST HILLSIDE COUNTRY OF GREECE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9BVSJVK33G1L6YCPOH7QBW6N6
    Media URN:
    VLVA9BVSJVK33G1L6YCPOH7QBW6N6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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