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    Chertsey, Surrey.

    Young boy driver is focus of this story. 4 year old Roger Benson, son of a petrol station owner Colin Benson, is seen in a scale model of a racing car. Colin and dad put some oil on the joints of the car. Roger has a broken collar bone so doesn't really drive, his dad pushes him around. Dad fills the tiny engine with petrol from the pumps. Brother 6 year old John has a go too - he drives it for real. They have a track in their garden. Good shots of him speeding around in his model car. He smiles - looks like fun. Sister looks on - why doesn't she get a go?! The boys want to follow in Jim Clark's footsteps. Narrator wonders if appearing in the Pathe Pictorial will give the boys the confident ambition that will take them to the top.

    Note: Interesting commentary where narrator tells the viewers: "Any member of any cinema audience gets the chance in Pathe Pictorial to appear on the same screen as the stars if they do something a little different."

    Name of the garage might be Weir Lodge Garage?

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    British Pathé
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    01:49:37:00 / 01:51:44:00
    CP 547
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    CP 547
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    Sport & Leisure Entertainment & Humour
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Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Name of the garage might be Weir Lodge Garage?" - yes, that was the name of the garage.

    Roger's model car is called the "Weir Lodge Special".

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