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    Various shots of very good looking contemporary cars on display at International Motor Show at Earls Court. Lotus car on revolving stand. Another car, Vauxhall rally car on revolving stand. Exterior shot, Earls Court with large sign 'Motor Show'. Pan across the street to show anti car posters in a house window. C/U Traffic lights. C/U Sign reading 'Car Park Full'. Various shots of the heavy traffic on the streets, cars, buses, lorries etc. Parking attendants standing at door of another full car park. Several close up shots of exhaust with smoke coming out. Various shots of Ford family car with several mannequins next to it on revolving stand at the Motor Show. More shots of the cars on display at motor show with crowds walking around. Close up shot of a car with mannequin covered in blood on bonnet - suggesting a crash - not Earls Court. Travel shot, from a car driving along countryside road. through the woods. Shot is taken through open window so the front wheel can be seen at all times, quite good. Several shots of the tree tops from moving car. Interesting travel shot of the car driving towards camera, camera is seated on top of bonnet.

    Amendment October 2011: A visitor to the site has provided us with the following information: The Lotus featured is a Lotus Elite. The Vauxhall is a Vauxhall Firenza. The "Ford family car" referred to is a Cortina Mk 3 Estate. That is immediately followed by footage of a Ford Falcon GT.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1970 - 1979
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    Available on request
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    Time in/Out:
    01:25:43:00 / 01:39:02:00
    UN 4679 B
    Sort Number:
    UN 4679 B
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    Entertainment & Humour Religion & Politics
    bikes MCV 1970s Britain 1970s Cars europe-old-way
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Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Reducing this clip's current date range, the L-registered Vauxhall Firenza means filming can have taken place no earlier than August 1972. Secondly, the Lotus Elite featured heavily at the start of the clip appeared for sale in 1974. I think therefore the date range could comfortably be reduced to 1972-74.

  2. ghosthunter says

    The footage of the above Motor Show was taken in October 1973 and the DTV Vauxhall is a Magnum, not a Firenza, thanks. GHOSTHUNTER, AUGUST 2014.

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