Kavir Rally Starts to Commemorate Imam's Birth Anniversary

July 24, 1999 - 0:0
TEHRAN In a special ceremony attended by state sports officials Thursday, the Kavir' automobile racing started from Tehran. Some 50 automobiles in two categories, professional and amateur, are to compete in the rally which is being held to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of the Founder of the Islamic Revolution, the late Imam Khomeini. The rally which started at 8:00 a.m.

in front of the building of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) will end at the mausoleum of the Imam Khomeini, in southern Tehran Friday. Speaking to IRNA, head of Iran's Automobile Racing Federation, Moharram Faryad-Shiran, said Iran is to host Spain's automobile racing in desert in fall. The Spain rally is the first international rally to be held in Iran entirely, he said adding that the Kavir rally is a good opportunity for Iranian racers to get ready for the Spain rally.