Resourcefulness and ingenuity have paid off for one group of Welsh schoolboys competing in Britain's Build-A-Car competition for schools.
CU Car No.6 from Congleton school, rear wheel drive and steering
SV Car No.13 from King Edward VII school, students walk to car, press exterior button to open rear door, enter, sit back to back (2 shots)
CU Car moves off into hangar (2 shots)
SV INTERIOR Hangar, car No.3 from Cheruell school drives through parking barriers
SV Car No.4 from Norton school along white lines, t???s
SV Car No.7 from Cranleigh reversing between bollards
CU Judge taking notes as car No.7 reverses into enclosure (2 shots)
CU Steering wheel enclosing speedo and accessories
GV Car No.2, circular car, from Broadlands school pushed by students (2 shots)
SV winning car of show No.16 form Radyr school in Wales with four boys inside who built it
Godfrey shepherd of BP presents prizes and shakes hands with schoolmaster
GV Winning team drive car up to prize, a Leyland minibus, jump into it and drive it away
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Background: Resourcefulness and ingenuity have paid off for one group of Welsh schoolboys competing in Britain's Build-A-Car competition for schools.
SYNOPSIS: Sixteen cars were entered including this entry form Congleton County Secondary school. The judges were looking for 10 performance qualities. Turning a circle was one of them. Entry No. 13 form the King Edward the Seventh School at Coalville featured rear access. One of the competition rules was that the vehicle must have room for at least two adults. Other rules stated that the car should be primarily for use in towns and cities and be powered by an engine using oil-based fuel. The competition was organised by the oil firm, British petroleum. Prizes were awarded for safety features, including good braking.
Entry No.7 was from Cranleigh School sin Surrey. cranleigh won the first Build-A-Car competition two years ago. cranleigh's car had all switches and instruments on the steering wheel. The designers were aiming for the prize for ingenuity of design So were the builders of the round car entry form broadlands School in Wroxham. But this was not finished and needed boy-power to compete.
The final victors were four boys form the Radyr Comprehensive school in Cardiff, Wales.
The winning team's efforts were well rewarded. The boys form Cadiff received a gold trophy and a brand new Leyland Sherpa Minibus.