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    Item title reads: "Mr. Parry Thomas. Famous racing motorist- killed whilst making an attempt on World's record."

    Pendine Sands, South Wales

    Parry Thomas sits in 'Babs' and poses. The car 'Babs' is pushed up a slope The press are seen nearby.
    A sequence follows with 'Babs' hurtling down a slope onto the sands, and speeding along attempting to break the record. The burnt out looking vehicle stands stationary in the sand. A man shovels sand at the tyres.

    Note: this sequence has been recut from 672.10 G 1377 - Race for Speed Record.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    33088
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    672.16
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:41:00 / 01:25:41:00
    Canister:
    G 1378
    Sort Number:
    G 1378
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    Categories
    Sport & Leisure
    WorkSpaces
    Landspeed Landspeed Pendine pendine Landspeed tragedies
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The driver's full name was John Godfrey Parry-Thomas.

    The crash occurred on 3 March 1927.

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