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  • Description

    This item is filmed in Technicolor.

    Lake Eyre, Australia.

    Various shots of the trucks and cars on salt flats of Lake Eyre, Australia, where Donald Campbell is getting ready to make world speed record trial in his Bluebird speed car. Various shots of the mechanics getting the Bluebird ready for the trial. Several shots of the tractor flattening the salt on the route and timers preparing the instruments. Close up shot of Donald Campbell in Bluebird. His wife Tonia hands him his mascot Woppet - a teddy bear. Donald Campbell putting his helmet on. He talks to his mechanic and prepares to start. Union Jack on tail of Bluebird. Camera pans down to show the car. Bluebird starts taxiing. Plane is seen over Bluebird - the trial run will be observed from the air as well as from ground. Various shots of the Bluebird speeding across dried salt.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    54508
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1762.08
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:02:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:06:00 / 01:17:52:00
    Canister:
    63/41
    Sort Number:
    63/041
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure
    WorkSpaces
    CN7 Other interesting stuff DC Speed Records
  • Stills

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

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