• Short Summary

    Second half of documentary about Rover 2000 car (first half is missing).

  • Description

    Reels 3 & 4 (reels 1 & 2 are missing).

    The Rover factory (possibly at Solihull, Birmingham) and various European Locations.

    Scientist / technician operating electronic paint spray machine. Scientist / technician looking at Rover 2000 car on quality control test rig. Various shots looking round interior of car showing leather seats and trimmings.

    Various shots Rover cars on production line and in paint shop. Narrator talks about the ground breaking techniques and modern machines used in the Rover factory. We see rear axle, engines, gear sticks, radiators, wings and doors being fitted. Engine is tested. Completed car being driven off production line and through car wash.

    Sequence showing new Rover 2000 being test driven around glamorous European locations. Car is driven around Trafalgar Square and past Houses of Parliament in London. Car drives past Atomium in Brussels, Belgium and through fishing port in Holland. Car passes windmill and over canal in Amsterdam. Car passes Segrada Familia (sp.?) cathedral in Barcelona, Spain and down Spanish motorways, CU map on dash board. Car passes through Oberammergau, Germany and Innsbruck, Austria. Car drives through French village, over bridge and down country road. The car then passes the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France. Car passes through French countryside and into Florence, Italy. Car passes Colosseum and other landmarks in Rome. Car passes through Italian countryside to Pizza and past famous leaning tower. Car drives along mountain roads in Switzerland.

    Car driving along M1 motorway in UK. CU narrator standing in large empty warehouse / factory, he talks to camera and tells us it is our assignment make a film about Rover's past and future. Narrator walks away and we see ghost affect of Rover 2000 driving towards camera.

    Note: colour print has faded.

    Credits: Director of Photography: William Jordan, Film Editor: Frederick Ives, Sound Supervisor: George Newberry, Associate Producer: Lionel Hoare, directed by Frederic Goode, produced by Terry Ashwood.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:27:00 / 01:51:11:00

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