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  • Short Summary

    Pathe looks over the history of 50 years of motoring.

  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material. 25/07/1946?

    Various shots of very early cars and others through the years up to the present day. John Cobb narrates this tribute to 50 years of motoring. Various shots of unusual cars like the streamliner. Various shots of drivers Malcolm Campbell, George Easton and John Cobb in their cars as they attempt speed records. Various shots as racing car crashes into a crowd and others crash on the circuit. Various shots of the latest cars from 1946.

    Possibly connected with 46/59 - MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1536.28
    Media URN:
    60135
    Group:
    Unknown sel originals
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1946
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:50:00 / 01:31:47:00
    Canister:
    UNSO Reel 086 H

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    This is a (mute) duplicate of clip 1406.05.

    To see the clip with a commentary, see clip 1406.05.

  2. jamied says

    "Various shots of very early cars" - here's a rundown of some of the vehicles seen....

    The vehicle seen at 00:14 is an Albion.

    The car seen at 00:40, (D 1612), is a 1904 de Dion Bouton Wagonette, still running in 2012.

    The car seen at 00:51 is a 1905 Overland.

    The car at 01:28 is a Dymaxion).

    "George Easton" in text and tags should read George Eyston.

    Note that there's some disturbing footage starting at 02:11. Followed by another unpleasant-looking crash immediately after.

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