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    As the MG drives along they all drink coffee and think their troubles are over. Dirt roads through mountainous terrain. The villains, who are refuelling in a small village, are dismayed when the MG drives passes them.
    Back in England, the man who wants to buy our hero's garage, is getting his car refuelled at the Burton's garage. Mrs Burton is reluctantly filling up his car, BP petrol pumps, and he is telling her that they will have to sell him their garage eventually. A telegraph boy arrives on his push bike. She reads that the MG is in the lead, and reiterates that they will never sell. The villain leaves very disgruntled.
    The MG arrives at the rally lock up. After a cup of tea our hero's walk through the alpine village to their hotel. Meanwhile the eccentric benefactor and young Chris are in their hotel plotting the race with objects from their room. Pillows for mountains. They receive a telephone call from Annette about the loose wheel, but that they are still in the lead. At the local telegraph office Annette encounters the Fat villain and notices his torn sleeve. (The mysterious piece of cloth found on the wire of the rally enclosure the night before the wheel came loose.) She is suspicious. The villain sends a telegraph "Car 57 ready for milk tomorrow. 9 a.m."
    In an alpine rural setting Mr Burton receives a telegram. In another alpine setting associates of the villains are leading a cow towards the road. Shots of the MG driving along mountainous roads. The cow being led up to the road. As the MG approaches a house on a corner the cow is pushed out onto the road. The MG stops just in time. Another plot foiled.

    Continued,

    Our hero's drive on through picturesque villages to the start of the hill climb. They stop at a check point. They drive on up the winding road to the next check point where they are told that they are in the lead. As they leave the MG stalls. The villains overtake them. Restarting the MG they chase after the villains and with some dramatic driving overtake them. As they do the children notice that the co-driver has a torn sleeve. Flashback to the
    the piece of cloth on the barbed wire of the enclosure. Excitedly the children tell their father about their suspicions of sabotage. He thinks they are fantasising, and must concentrate on the final stretch of the rally which will decide the winner.
    Hotel night time. The eccentric is playing with his model circuit, when he gets a telephone call from Annette and Wilfred. Before they get disconnected by a storm they mention the the following car is driven by some one called "Wolfing". Young Chris has made a model flag from a visiting card left by the potential garage buyer. The name "Wolfing" is written on the back! They realise the evil plot to stop our hero's winning the race, they must warn them before they reach the dangerous "Edelweiss" pass tomorrow. They drive off into the night.
    Meanwhile the villains are indeed planning another assault, and at the Edelweiss pass. Their accomplices plan to roll a large rock onto the road just as the MG reaches the pass. This should cause them to drive over the edge. Money exchanges hands.
    The next day, the accomplices dressed as mountain walkers, join tourists in a cable car and rise up the mountain. Below our rescuers are being driven towards the pass to warn our hero's. Intercut between the villainous fake rock climbers, the MG with our hero's, and the rescuer's rushing to warn them.

    Our hero's drive on through picturesque villages to the start of the hill climb. They stop at a check point. They drive on up the winding road to the next check point where they are told that they are in the lead. As they leave the MG stalls. The villains overtake them. Restarting the MG they chase after the villains and with some dramatic driving overtake them. As they do the children notice that the co-driver has a torn sleeve. Flashback to the
    the piece of cloth on the barbed wire of the enclosure. Excitedly the children tell their father about their suspicions of sabotage. He thinks they are fantasising, and must concentrate on the final stretch of the rally which will decide the winner.
    Hotel night time. The eccentric is playing with his model circuit, when he gets a telephone call from Annette and Wilfred. Before they get disconnected by a storm they mention the the following car is driven by some one called "Wolfing". Young Chris has made a model flag from a visiting card left by the potential garage buyer. The name "Wolfing" is written on the back! They realise the evil plot to stop our hero's winning the race, they must warn them before they reach the dangerous "Edelweiss" pass tomorrow. They drive off into the night.
    Meanwhile the villains are indeed planning another assault, and at the Edelweiss pass. Their accomplices plan to roll a large rock onto the road just as the MG reaches the pass. This should cause them to drive over the edge. Money exchanges hands.
    The next day, the accomplices dressed as mountain walkers, join tourists in a cable car and rise up the mountain. Below our rescuers are being driven towards the pass to warn our hero's. Intercut between the villainous fake rock climbers, the MG with our hero's, and the rescuer's rushing to warn them.

    Continued,

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1950 - 1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    91863
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    3334.03
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:17:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:20:00 / 01:51:10:00
    Canister:
    DOCS
    Sort Number:
    DOCS
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    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture Trade & Industry
    WorkSpaces
    Post-war MG Ts Rally Clips Thunder Road research Alpine
  • Stills

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