Atom Racer 1955

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    Wimbledon, London.

    M/S of four men gathered around a small red racing car. The fifth man coming into the frame carries a tyre. High angle C/U shot of the man as he tries to attach the tyre to the car. Two men carrying container with fuel are ready to pour it into a reservoir. High angle shot of petrol (presumably ) being poured into reservoir.

    M/S of the men doing final checks, commenting. Car is finally ready and a driver jumps in.

    The car's designers Sydney Allard and Ronnie Greene (Wimbledon Speedway Controller) claim it is the world's smallest racing car. Driver Cyril Brine - "Salty", well known speedway ace, prepares to test the prototype but he has to be careful since it has no brakes.

    M/S of two men helping the driver, Mr. Brine, to start the car - it needs a little push. The car starts successfully. Panning L/S of the car circling the track. C/U shot of two men wearing suits observing the movement of the car. Return to the car, now speeding seriously. It seems to be moving extremely fast.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    1181
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    37.13
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:13:00 / 01:28:27:00
    Canister:
    CP 048
    Sort Number:
    CP 048
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  • The car shown is the "Allard Atom", one of just two ever made.

    jamied 16th May 2012
  • The location here is the Wimbledon speedway track.

    jamied 29th Sep 2012

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