British Ace Sets New Records 1948

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    Full title reads: "BRITISH ACE SETS NEW RECORDS".

    Ostend, Belgium. Goldie Gardner, British ace, breaks three world records at Ostend race meeting.

    Close up shot of Lieutenant Colonel Goldie Gardner before his attempt to break the short distance world speed record. Close up shot of Gardner's 2-litre MG car. Close up shot, from back, looking into cockpit. Mechanics working on car. Close up shot of mechanic giving wheel wing nut final tap. Colonel Gardner sliding into cockpit. Mechanic hands him steering wheel. Mechanic about to push the car off. Close up shot of the car, pan as mechanics push it off. High angle long shot of Gardner in his midget MG car making record attempt. Pan, Gardner breaks 1 km, 1 mile and 5 km records. People looking on. Close up shot of Gardner being congratulated after run.

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    01:12:14:00 / 01:12:57:00
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