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    Pathe celebrates 50 years of motoring with footage of cars through the years.

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    Item title reads - 50 years of motoring.

    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.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:48:00 / 01:07:56:00

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    "Various shots of unusual cars like the streamliner" - here's a rundown of some of the vehicles seen....

    The vehicle seen at 00:21 is an Albion.

    The car seen at 00:47, (D 1612), is a 1904 de Dion Bouton Wagonette, still running in 2012.

    The car seen at 00:57 is a 1905 Overland.

    The car at 01:34 is a Dymaxion, (that's the one currently referred to as a streamliner).

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

    Note that there's some disturbing footage starting at 02:17. Followed by another unpleasant-looking crash immediately after.

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  2. Unknown user says

    00:58 - Henry Ford and his wife on the very first car he made - the 1896 Ford Quadricycle. Ford later bought it back and it is now in the Henry Ford Museum at Dearborn, Michigan.

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