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    Full title reads: "Car Records for Britain - John Cobb's wonderful achievements on Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah." (super over picture of John Cobb's car).

    Utah, United States of America (USA).

    WS. John Cobb standing beside his Napier Railton car. He is having grease applied to his face to protect him from the salt as he prepares to break the world's long distance speed records. MS. John Cobb having grease applied. MS. Cobb having grease applied to the back of his neck. LS. Cobb starting to put on his helmet. MS. the grill of the Napier Railton.

    MS. the car is pushed started by the mechanics. MS. Pan the car returning to the garage having completed the first 500 miles at an average speed of 147 mph. MS. Cobb looking at the bonnet of the car. MS. Mechanics preparing the car.

    MS. the car returning to the pits. CU. the damage sustained by one of the tyres. WS. Cobb standing by his car which has achieved 15 world records having been driven continuously for 24 hours at an average speed of 134 mph. WS. The car during one of its runs.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:50:00 / 01:07:00:00
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  • Appears in...

    John Cobb Bonneville bim racing John Cobb - Landspeed Record John Cobb - Landspeed Record
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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