• Short Summary

    A NORMAL PRODUCTION PASSENGER CAR WHICH HAS BEEN CONVERTED FOR USE ON BOTH LAND AND WATER WAS DEMONSTRATED IN WARMOND, CENTRAL HOLLAND, AUG 22.

  • Description

    1.
    LV CAR DRIVING OFF ROAD INTO CANAL
    0.05

    2.
    CU INSIDE CAR GOING THROUGH WATER
    0.08

    3.
    BV FOLLOWING CAR GOING THROUGH CANAL
    0.13

    4.
    CU DRIVER IN CAR STEERING
    0.15

    5.
    SV PAN..PASSING CAR IN WATER
    0.27

    6.
    CU DRIVER HOLDING STEERING WHEEL
    0.28

    7.
    LV CAR IN WATER
    0.31

    8.
    LV CAR PASSING WINDMILL
    0.33

    9.
    TRAVEL SHOT..IN CAR LOOKING THROUGH WINDSCREEN
    0.35

    10.
    CU DRIVER STEERING
    0.38

    11.
    CU CAR IN WATER
    0.39

    12.
    SV CAR TOWARDS SLIPWAY
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    13.
    CU MAN ON BANK THROWS LINE
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    14.
    BV CAR BEING PULLED UP SLIPWAY
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A NORMAL PRODUCTION PASSENGER CAR WHICH HAS BEEN CONVERTED FOR USE ON BOTH LAND AND WATER WAS DEMONSTRATED IN WARMOND, CENTRAL HOLLAND, AUG 22. THE CAR - A CZECHOSLOVAK SKODA - WAS DRIVEN AT HIGH SPEEDS ON THE ROAD BEFORE IT ENTERED A CANAL AND CRUISED AT ABOUT TWELVE MILES PER HOUR.

    THE ENGINE IS PROTECTED BY A WATERTIGHT STEEL CASE. A STEEL HULL ENCLOSES THE CHASSIS AND CURVES INSIDE THE BODY TO A FOOT BELOW THE WINDOWS. THE HULL IS INVISIBLE FROM THE OUTSIDE. THE AIR INTAKE AND EXHAUST PIPES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED ABOVE WATER LEVEL.

    IN THE WATER THE CAR IS PROPELLED BY TWIN PADDLES POWERED BY THE REAR WHEELS. IT CAN BE STEERED THROUGH TWIN RUDDERS AT THE REAR OPERATED BY THE NORMAL STEERING WHEEL OR, AT VERY SLOW SPEEDS, BY A HINGED TILLER ON THE DASHBOARD.

    DUTCH ENGINEERS MADE THE CONVERSION AS AN EXPERIMENT, AND AT PRESENT THERE ARE NO PLANS TO PUT IT ON THE MARKET. IT IS THOUGHT THAT THE MODEL DEMONSTRATED WILL BE USED FOR ADVERTISING PURPOSES ON THE AMSTERDAM CANALS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3DYQONUC3AXM0HZJYU318P32D
    Media URN:
    VLVA3DYQONUC3AXM0HZJYU318P32D
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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