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  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Jet-Age Car - And It's British".

    Silverstone

    LV Rover turbo car (Jet gas turbine car). CU Mr Maurice C Wilks at wheel. CU Control panel. MV Top view car starting and pulling away. MV Pan right to left car travelling along. MV Towards travel shot car travelling along. LV Towards and pan car passing at speed. SV Travel shot showing first the rear and then the side and finally the front of the car. MV Towards car stopping and being surrounded by pressmen and observers. SV People watching.

    LV Lead-in for interview. Mr S Wilks. Managing Director at wheel, whilst driver sits on other side. CU Mr Spencer Wilks saying when asked about the engine:- 'I'm sorry, but we want to keep that secret for a while yet' MV The Wilks brothers. CU Maurice Wilks saying. 'The car could be described as a learner's dream. It's one of the simplest cars I've ever driven. It has two pedal controls and an accelerator and brake and is very responsive to the accelerator'. MV Rover turbo-car.

    (Orig.Neg.)

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1950
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    47534
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1456.21
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:46:00 / 02:00:21:00
    Canister:
    50/21
    Sort Number:
    50/021
  • Appears in...

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  • Stills

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

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Maurice C Wilkes" should read Maurice C Wilks, (the "C" stood for "Cary").

    "Mr S Wilkes" is Spencer Wilks (mentioned in commentary), Maurice's brother.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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