Jungle Rover Aka Test Driver 1957

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    Solihull, The Midlands.

    M/S of an open topped Land Rover riding up an uneven hill at top speed, there is a man in the back. M/S of the Land Rover driving up another hill. C/U as it drives up the hill towards the camera, M/S of the tyres as it drives through some mud. It is driven by Alec Joyce and he is the test driver, he goes round this course several times a day. The Land Rover splashes through some water and drives past the camera which is positioned in the grass.

    M/S of a muddy field, the Land Rover slowly drives up two ridges. Alec gets out of the car which is going very slowly and walks round to sit on the bonnet. A man in the back stands up to see what is happening, there is a woman in the front. Alec takes out a cigarette and lights it, the Land Rover is still moving slowly along. He jumps off the bonnet, L/S as he gets back into the car and drives quickly through the muddy fields.

    L/S as the Land Rover drives towards a big patch of muddy water. Various shots of the Land Rover driving through the 'jungle' which includes muddy paths and very uneven tracks through woods.

    M/S of the Land Rover lurching along a path with the man and woman hanging on, it drives off through some water and into the trees.

    Please note: The picture ends at 01:22:04 but the commentary carries on to the end.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    2161
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    67.08
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:19:00 / 01:22:16:00
    Canister:
    CP 147
    Sort Number:
    CP 147
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