• Short Summary

    John Parry-Thomas (noted driver) is killed when his famous car, Babs, breaks down on the Pendine Sands during his attempt to break the land speed record

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: The Death Drive - The Wizard of the Wheel -- Mr. Parry Thomas -- Speeding in his Famous 'Babs' at Pendine Crashes with Fatal Results

    WALES: Pendine Sands: Carmarthen Bay:
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    PENDINE SANDS, WALES


    MLV THOMAS IN CAR LABELLED 'BABS', OTHERS AROUND CAR INCLUDING 2 MEN IN JERSEYS INSCRIBED 'DUNLOP'

    (6ft)


    MV THOMAS IN COCKPIT

    (14ft)


    MLV MEN PUSHING CAR

    (20ft)


    LV PAN CAR MOVES ONTO BEACH

    (24ft)


    LVS AND GV PANS, CAR SPEEDING ON SANDS

    (48ft)


    MLV CRASHED AND BURNT CAR

    (56ft)


    BLANK AND NOSE OF CAR APPEARING OUT OF SHED

    (59ft)


    MLV CRASHED CAR

    (61ft)


    LVS CAR SPEEDING, IN SECOND SHOT TRAIL OF SAND IS THROWN UP, CAR SKIDDING?, TOO FAR IN DISTANCE TO BE SURE

    (74ft)


    MLV PAN FROM BODY COVERED WITH COAT TO CAR

    (79ft)


    UNCLEAR SHOT CAR SPEEDING IN DISTANCE

    (85ft)


    LV MAN ON BEACH, PRIVATE CAR DRIVES PAST HIM

    (93ft)

    John Godfrey Parry-Thomas, drive chain, sever, snap, decapitate, speed, fast, competitor, Malcolm Campbell, Bluebird
    Background: John Parry-Thomas (noted driver) is killed when his famous car, Babs, breaks down on the Pendine Sands during his attempt to break the land speed record

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB2Y75T6LU1MDW2ZF1QKB54T0H
    Media URN:
    VLVAB2Y75T6LU1MDW2ZF1QKB54T0H
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont Graphic Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1927
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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