• Short Summary

    Resourcefulness and ingenuity have paid off for one group of Welsh schoolboys competing in Britain's Build-A-Car competition for schools.

  • Description

    1.
    CU Car No.6 from Congleton school, rear wheel drive and steering
    0.10

    2.
    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)
    0.30

    3.
    CU Car moves off into hangar (2 shots)
    0.42

    4.
    SV INTERIOR Hangar, car No.3 from Cheruell school drives through parking barriers
    0.48

    5.
    SV Car No.4 from Norton school along white lines, t???s
    0.53

    6.
    SV Car No.7 from Cranleigh reversing between bollards
    1.02

    7.
    CU Judge taking notes as car No.7 reverses into enclosure (2 shots)
    1.15

    8.
    CU Steering wheel enclosing speedo and accessories
    1.18

    9.
    GV Car No.2, circular car, from Broadlands school pushed by students (2 shots)
    1.28

    10.
    SV winning car of show No.16 form Radyr school in Wales with four boys inside who built it
    1.34

    11.
    Godfrey shepherd of BP presents prizes and shakes hands with schoolmaster
    1.41

    12.
    GV Winning team drive car up to prize, a Leyland minibus, jump into it and drive it away
    1.54



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4L4RX47C4F0PRMVKT3KN6ZG5N
    Media URN:
    VLVA4L4RX47C4F0PRMVKT3KN6ZG5N
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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