Exactly 330 cars participate in this year's 28th Monte-Carlo Rallye, 19 of which start off tonight from Athens for the 3411-kilometre journey to Monte-Carlo.
A few shots of the "checking" point of the Monte-Carlo Rallye.
The sole New-Zealand car (a "Porsche"No. 354) of the Rallye seen coming in for "checking". Everything is ok and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald McMillan from Wellington are seen smiling by their car. They said: "We have been waiting for 5 years to materialize this dream : participating in the Monte-Carlo Rallye".
the only British-made car of the Athens group of the Rallye, an excellent "sunbeam" (No. 358), coming in for "Checking". its crew, Peter Harper and James Ray, are seen watching the "checking" of the car and the engine.
Willelm Van Zill and Willy Van Litsenburg, the dutch crew of an "Opel" car (No. 353), seen smiling after the "checking up".
The British crew (Peter Harper) seen receiving its last instructions from the Rallye official Mr. Voultsos (with beard).
The "sunbeam" leave now the "checking" point.
The British crew seen exactly at the starting point from where to-night the 18 cars will start off from Athens for Monte-Carlo. It's exactly before the Panathenian Stadiun (in the background) and the Discus Thrower.
Another shot of the "Sunbeam" with the Pillars of the Olympian Zeus as background.
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Background: Exactly 330 cars participate in this year's 28th Monte-Carlo Rallye, 19 of which start off tonight from Athens for the 3411-kilometre journey to Monte-Carlo. Among those are some of the best drivers, as well as Rallye Winners. And this, for greek and yugoslav roads are of the roughest ones. Fortunately for the departing from greece drivers, this year's weather conditions in the Balkans are announced very good, contrary to reports from France and Northern Europe in general, where rains and snowfall will hinder the participants of the 22 countries.