Star Item
  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Rome, Italy. Italian Piero Tarriffi breaks car speed record. Italian voiceovered.

    Top shot of speed car on roadway. Close up shot of engine - Guzzi 500, pan along car. Close up shot of exhaust and engine ventilation holes. Driver, Piero Tarriffi, enters the car, getting ready to challenge car speed record held by Goldie Gardner of Britain. Close up shot of the driver pulling up cockpit cover. Top shot, flap being elevated. Close up shot of flap being lifted. Close up shot of timing apparatus. Close up shot of another piece of equipment. Car is pushed and starts moving towards camera. Long shot, pan, car past under bridge. Speed measuring team. Close up shot of piece of apparatus. Long shot, pan with car as it moves past camera at speed. Close up shot of a man speaking into phone. Long shot, pan with car moving past camera at speed in opposite direction.

    Possibly connected with 48/100 - MD. Possibly in tin marked UNSO 41/42.

  • Tags

  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:33:00 / 01:45:15:00
    UNSO Reel 041 I
    Sort Number:
    UNSO 041 I
  • Appears in...

    Sport & Leisure Travel & Exploration Entertainment & Humour
    Italy 1900-1960 Sport & Entertainment
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. JohnB64 says

    Small correction - the driver is Piero Taruffi, not \"Tarriffi\".

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment