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    Worthing, Sussex.

    MS. Mike Wilcock working on engine of home made car, & CU. CU. Man's face as he works on the car. MS. Man finally putting finishing touches to car engine, he walks out of picture. CU. Camera pans along car engine. LS. The car. The man gets into driving seat while another man lowers jack which was holding up front of car. MS. The driver putting on crash helmet. MS. Man driver about to start car. CU. Front of engine as exhaust comes out of pipe. Camera following car as it goes into action. Dissolve - the car is about to start on speed trial as man waves car off. LS. Car quickly approaching camera. Camera swings round with car. Tracking shot of car going at great speed. Tracking shot taken from racing car still going at great speed. LS. Car coming along road at great speed. Camera pans to man with stop watch.

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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:54:00 / 01:55:06:00
    NP 527
    Sort Number:
    NP 527
  • Appears in...

    Sport & Leisure Science & Technology
    Superscrimpers Home-made 1954
  • Stills

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

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The man seen working on the car is engineer Mike Wilcock.

    His car is called the "Swandean Spitfire Special". The chassis is constructed from two Daimler Dingo scout cars.

    This vehicle has recently been restored, and is now housed in St Louis, Minnesota.

  2. British Pathé says


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