• Short Summary

    A new world land speed record has been set in the United States. Californian stunt?

  • Description

    1.
    GV Car at Sunrise
    0.05

    2.
    S/CU Left to Right Film Stars Christopher George, Pat Boone, P Paul Newman
    0.06

    3.
    SV Barrett into Car
    0.14

    4.
    GV Salt Flat course
    0.19

    5.
    GV Car starts run down course
    0.34

    6.
    SV Crewmen being helped after being sprayed with fuel
    0.45

    7.
    SV Car stationary after record run
    0.54

    8.
    SCU Barrett being hugged and congratulated by Crew and friends (2 Shots)
    1.02

    9.
    SCU Builder Bill Fredricks and Barrett talking to reporter.
    1.10

    10.
    GV People pushing car off course
    1.25


    STEIN: "With Hollywood stars. Paul Newman, Christopher George, and Pat Boone there to cheer him on, thirty-six year old stunt man Stan Barrett climbed into a forty-eight thousand horse-power rocket engine, his sights set on a new world land speed record, some ten miles down the salt flats course.



    At the end of run...near disaster. The volatile hydrogen peroxide fuel, being vented from the tanks, was blown over two crewmen, by a hovering helicopter, causing painful burns. And early disappointment, as first reports indicate the speed is under the nine-year old record set by test-pilot Gary Gabelich. But the official time turns disappointment into jubilation six hundred, thirty-eight point six three seven miles an hour, seven miles faster than Gabelich's one way tie."



    FREDERICKS: "I built the fastest car in the world and you drove it."



    BARRETT: "We drove it. everybody here, you know everybody here really gets the credit."



    STEIN: "Car owner Hall Needham and builder Bill Fredericks say they aren't through yet. They hope to push the car past the seven hundred and forty mile sound barrier. Reece Stein for NBC News, on Bonneville's Salt Flats."




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    SPORT: MOTOR RACING
    TELERECORDING
    Also available on Beta SP - NX 270

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A new world land speed record has been set in the United States. Californian stunt man Stan Barrett piloted his rocket powered car across the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah at a shattering 638-point-6 miles an hour (966kph) .... seven miles an hour faster than the old record. NBC's Reece Stein was there.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB75DSO81P8N7D5O0C7FJPHNAR
    Media URN:
    VLVAB75DSO81P8N7D5O0C7FJPHNAR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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