Advertising film for M.G. cars. Produced in association with the Nuffield Organisation.
Sports cars in West Palm Beach Florida. 38 American and English amateur racing car drivers zoom around a course. M.G.s featured. Goldie Gardner on German autobahn at Dessau (sp?). International kilometre record broken. Abbingdon workshops. Men work on car engines. C/Us of workmen and car chassis. Production line. Car bodywork is polished. MG car club mentioned. Ian Appleyard the Olympic Skier leaves Abbingdon in a new MG - TD. Shot from inside the car with windscreen wiper working. C/U of Appleyard driving his car. Cars on a transporter. Export drive. Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square. Shots from inside an M.G. Lifeguards parade on horseback seen from inside the car. Houses of Parliament, Westminster Bridge, Big Ben. Open road.
C/U of speedometer (car is going over 80 mph). Slogan of the M.G. is "Safety Fast". Dover. Docks. Signs for Boulogne, Calais and Ostend ferries. C/U of foreman supervising the loading of M.G. on to ferry by means of a winch. Ferry leaves Dover. Map showing route from Oxford to Val des Airs (?). Paris, L'Arc de Triomphe. Traffic. Driving through French villages. French petrol station. Appleyard picks up a passenger. C/U of gauges. Mountains. They drive on snowy roads with the roof down. Cable car. Group of people on the ski slopes. C/U of skiers. We see the competitors skiing. Trophy is awarded to British team. Group of men and women towed on skis behind the M.G. C/U of grille of car.
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