• Short Summary

    Britain's motor
    industry, often nearly crippled this summer by strikes and disputes, received a
    much-needed boost this week at the Commercial Motor Show in London.

  • Description

    Britain's motor
    industry, often nearly crippled this summer by strikes and disputes, received a
    much-needed boost this week at the Commercial Motor Show in London. Though
    competing against major foreign exhibitors, British firms unveiled some
    impressive new vehicle concepts to win important export orders.

    More than 400 exhibitors have taken every available square inch display space at
    the Earls Court centre. The hall's vehicle test park is solidly packed with the
    products of over 20 British firms, with completion from manufacturers in West
    Germany, Holland, Italy, Sweden and the Soviet Union.

    The show provides the British industry with its major shop window for annual
    exports of vehicles worth GBP144 million sterling (345 million dollars) --
    compared with imports of only nine million pounds.

    Europe and Africa are Britain's best market, each taking well over 500,000
    commercial vehicles a year.

    Top attractions at this year's show range from the high-powered Moskwich van
    from the Soviet Union, to an Italian Fiat lorry with luxuriously equipped
    driver's cab, to an multi-purpose British emergency vehicle -- specially
    designed for police and fire brigade use.

    A new development by Britain's giant Leyland firm is the use of gas turbine to
    power lorries. Leyland's chairman, Lord Stokes, talked about this and other
    highlights at the show:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9MIFXDE6VTQNZTH6R7ZUE10WM
    Media URN:
    VLVA9MIFXDE6VTQNZTH6R7ZUE10WM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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