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    Longbridge, Birmingham.

    Fifty years old Austin Motors and 25 years old Veteran Car Club decide to celebrate their anniversaries together. SV. Entrance to enclosure veteran car driving in. GTV. Packed enclosure, veteran cars arriving. SCU. Harry Austin, brother of the late Lord Herbert Austin and Sir Leonard Lord, current Austin's chief, unveil Jubilee plaque. CU. Plaque, pan down to Harry Austin and Sir Leonard Lord as they pull rope, pan up to 50 feet to covering of plaque. SCU. Spectators. CU. Man turning starting handle of 1904 veteran car in obstacle race. He runs round and jumps in driver's seat. SCU. 1910 veteran car competing in obstacle race, feet passenger leans out and throws coin into bucket which is standing on course. CU. Driver of the veteran car driving 'slalom' (in between obstacles). SV. Veteran car. CU. Sign 'Motor Sport is Dangerous' GV. Children race drivers in a Le Mans start. they jump in their cars and are away. SV. Spectators. SV. Towards, children peddling their cars. GV. Race in progress CU. Spectators. CU. Sir Leonard Lord shaking hands with winning driver. SV. Crowds. SCU. Pan with original Austin 7 tourer. SV. Pan with new Austin gas turbine limousine.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene 'D')

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:49:00 / 01:52:03:00
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    Trade & Industry
    Temporary Workspaces: 20.11.2010 10:54 J40's Longbridge Motorsport Le Mans - 1950s
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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