British Car's Great Feat! Aka Mg Record… 1959

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    Title reads: "British Car's Great Feats!"

    Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, United States of America (USA).

    MG record car runs. Various shots aerodynamic racing car being prepared by mechanics for land speed record attempt at Salt Flats. C/U engine of car. Panning shot American racing driver Phil Hill seated in car's cockpit. C/U steering wheel. L/S cockpit hood being lowered to cover driver in readiness for the run. G/V mechanics pushing car to start it. L/S official timing stand. C/U engineer at controls of timing instruments, he looks through his binoculars.

    Panning shot travelling towards and past camera. Aerial shot looking down on car from planer. Travelling shot car passing the timing markers. C/U Art Pillsbury talking on telephone from stand. Travelling shot car as it starts its second run. Panning shot from black guide stripe to horizon. Panning shot car travelling fast towards camera. Panning shot car rolling in after its record runs. L/S Phil Hill climbing out of car and being greeted by Captain George Eyston, veteran driver and man in charge of record attempt.

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    British Pathé
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    01:46:17:00 / 01:47:20:00
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    EX181 in 1959 MG EX181 1959 Temporary workspace: 1.1.2010 17:18 MG Captain George Eyston Bonneville 1959 PHil Hill
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