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    Full title reads: "Pendine Sands. Britain beats the World again! Mr Geo. Eyston makes motor history, hurtling his 7 h.p. Magic Midget over 120 miles per hour - breaking record with average of 118.38 m.p.h."

    Pendine Sands, Dyfed, South Wales.

    George Eyston's M.G Midget is wheeled down ramp onto sands by team mates. A small crowd is there to watch the arrival. The engine starts up. A stills photographer is there to record the events.

    The MG (Morris Garages) car hurtles along the sands. It speeds under the Start banner. Crowds of people (some pushing bicycles) watch the car's progress. Shot of the car as it drives along.

    More shots of the car coming in the opposite direction.

    The crowd watch another run.

    Mr G. E. T. Eyston standing in front of crowd. He comments that the sands "weren't particularly good". He is hoisted onto the shoulders of several men as the crowd cheer.

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

    There appears to have been a version of this item in Gazette 1893. This is currently missing.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    4801
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    663.32
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:03:00 / 01:39:23:00
    Canister:
    32/12
    Sort Number:
    32/012
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Historical Figures & Celebrities Entertainment & Humour
    WorkSpaces
    Pendine pendine Capt George Eyston Capt George Eyston
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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