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  • Description

    Second version
    Item title reads: "Race for speed record. Mr. Parry Thomas all ready with his famous "Babs" to be first to reach 200 miles-an-hour."

    Pendine Sands, South Wales

    The car 'Babs' is pushed out of the shed, by a team of helpers and engineers. Its pushed up a slope . Parry Thomas gets in and poses. The cover is taken off to show off the six cylinder engine. One man has Dunlop on his jumper. The press are seen nearby.
    A sequence follows with the speed attempt and the burnt out looking vehicle stationary in the sand. A man shovels sand at the tyres.

    There is a repeat of this sequence , better quality, with 'Babs' hurtling down a slope onto the sands, and speeding along attempting to break the record.

    Note: see also *PM0672* - 672.09

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1927
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    33082
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    672.10
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:20:00 / 01:17:05:00
    Canister:
    G 1377
    Sort Number:
    G 1377
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Historical Figures & Celebrities
    WorkSpaces
    Landspeed Pendine pendine Land Speed Attempts GT acadamy 2
  • Stills

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

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

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

    Parry-Thomas was tragically killed during this record-breaking attempt, on on 3 March 1927. His damaged car is seen at the end of this clip.

    SEE ALSO CLIP 672.10

  2. jamied says

    CORRECTION - SEE ALSO CLIP 672.16

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