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    Title reads 'BMC - British Motor Corporation - Presents - MG - Magic Carpet'.

    Long panning shot over mountain to cloudy skies. Pan down to a red MG Saloon car driving along road past some large buildings - looks like industrial area. Several shots of the three people in the car - two men and a woman. Woman is sitting at the back writing greeting cards. Car drives to a nice looking country mansion - a hotel. Two more MG cars parked outside - one vintage (1925), another a sports car (midget). Various close up shot of motor of one of the cars with man's finger pointing at various parts of it. Men and the woman leaving their car and taking luggage out - shots clearly showing the inside of the car and luggage space. One of the two men sits in one of the parked MG cars (sports model) and drives off. Five people, man and four women sit in the car just left by the three passengers and they drive off to Goodwood. Various shots of the cars racing at Goodwood racing track. People watching the race, cars racing along track. People from red MG watching the race. Tracking shot of racing driver Graham Hill in BRM. He stops by MG Saloon with people from the car standing near by. Various shots of Graham Hill testing MG Saloon on racing track and rough terrain. Girl parking MG Saloon between two cars outside a shop. She leaves car and enters shop. Girl leaves shop and places fragile porcelain antique cake stand at back seat. As she drives, she occasionally turns to check on it. Girl drives through street in rain. She parks outside Morris Garage and runs in. Two men in the shop talking about suspension of the MG Saloon showed in foreground, some other MG models seen. Girl looks at one of the cars and chats to the men. She hugs the younger one - they are a couple. Various shots of red MG Saloon driving through Cotswolds village. Several good shots of Blenheim Palace. MG driving towards the palace and parks outside. Man and woman get out of the car. Man holding camera. He takes photographs of the car.

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    British Pathé
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  1. jamied says

    "a red MG Saloon" - it's an MG 1100.

    "Two more MG cars parked outside - one vintage (1925), another a sports car (midget)" - the vintage vehicle is the MG known as "Old Number One". The other car is an MG Midget Mark I.

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