VISNEWS June 28 filmed the international 'Grand Prix of Monza' for tourist cars, at the Monza National autodrome, Italy.
LV The pits
Front V... Cars lined up before start of race.
STV Pan.... Start of race.
Rear V... Cars out of straight.
SV Pan... Cars round bend, No. 11. a French Alfa Giul Zagato driven by J Rosinski
SV Pan... No. 8., another Alfa Giul Zagato driven by "Orville" of Switzerland followed by No. 6, a Ferrari driven by L. Taramazzo (Italy)
TV Pan.... Cars down straight.
SV Cars round bend
Angle V.Crowd in stand.
TV Pan... Cars down straight.
SV Pan... No. 5. a Ferrari driven by A Thiele (USA) eventual race winner.
SV Pan... On car no.5
LV Pan... Car no. 2. an Alfa Giulietta SV 1300 driven by A. Molteni (Italy) down straight in the rain at night time.
SV Pan... Other cars follow.
SV Pan... Car no. 5. is flagged the winner.
SV Crowd 144-57 1/2-1.32 and 21. SCU Alfonso Thiele receives congratulatory kiss.
SPORT: MOTOR RACING
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Background: VISNEWS June 28 filmed the international 'Grand Prix of Monza' for tourist cars, at the Monza National autodrome, Italy.
Three-litre Ferrari cars filled the first three Places. American Alfonso Thiele-first; Italian Carlo Mario Abbate-second and Belgian Willy Mairesse-third.
Organised by the Automobile Club of Milan, the race consisted of 52 laps.. a total distance of 299 km. The competition is open to cars in the Grand Touring category. They should be normal production cars, without limitation on cylinder capacity, and must comply with the recommendations in appendix "J" of the International Sporting Code.
Two Italian drivers - Antonio Crivellari and Andrea Pinazzi - died in Monza Hospital after their cars, and another, collided at a bend.