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  • Short Summary

    Segrave shows off his Sunbeam car before leaving for World Record attempt.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "1,000 H.P car. In which Major Segrave will attempt to break world's Motor record - leaves for America."

    Wolverhampton, West Midlands

    M/S of a large crowd surrounding the Sunbeam race car, as mechanics push it forward. Major Segrave can be seen climbing into the cockpit - he looks up to smile at the camera. He drives away from the factory watched by crowds. Final shot shows the car being pushed into a large wooden packing case by workers.

    Note October 2011: A visitor to the site adds that this clip shows Segrave's car being shipped to Daytona Beach, where he became the first person to travel on land at over 200mph.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    670.32
    Media URN:
    32967
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:15:00 / 01:46:51:00
    Canister:
    G 1375

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