• Short Summary

    A 22-YEAR OLD WOMAN, MISS MARLENE PARKER, OF BRISTOL, ENGLAND, HAS STARTED AN ATTEMPT TO ESTABLISH A SPEED RECORD FOR THE MOTOR SCOOTER.

  • Description

    A 22-YEAR OLD WOMAN, MISS MARLENE PARKER, OF BRISTOL, ENGLAND, HAS STARTED AN ATTEMPT TO ESTABLISH A SPEED RECORD FOR THE MOTOR SCOOTER. MISS PARKER WAS CHOSEN FROM 12 WOMEN FOR THE RECORD ATTEMPT.

    MISS PARKER'S FIRST RUNS IN THE RECORD ATTEMPT WERE HAMPERED BY RECURRING MECHANICAL TROUBLES. ANOTHER ATTEMPT IS TO BE MADE AND MISS PARKER HOPES TO EXCEED 100 MILES AN HOUR (ABOUT 160 KM P.H.).

    THE MODIFIED SCOOTER, BEARING LITTLE RESEMBLANCE TO A NORMAL MOTOR SCOOTER, WAS DEVELOPED AT A COST OF GBP1,000. THE PROMOTERS OF THE SPEED ATTEMPT DELIBERATELY CHOSE A WOMAN RIDER BECAUSE OF THE ADVANTAGES OF WEIGHT.

    DURING THE RECORD ATTEMPT MISS PARKER WEARS A PAIR OF ATTRACTIVE WHITE OVERALLS MADE OF HIDE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7EKLEQDXK2123S9D1RXIHS36I
    Media URN:
    VLVA7EKLEQDXK2123S9D1RXIHS36I
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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