• Short Summary

    American wins water skiing championship & VW Beetle is converted into amphibian vehicle.

  • Description

    Sydney, Australia.

    SV. Converted Volkswagen beetle car about to enter water with a propellor spinning at the back. LV. Of the car, now ploughing through water away from the banks - it has been converted into amphibian vehicle. CU. Crowd watching. LV. Car making turn in water. SV. Crowd on bank as seen from inside of car as it approaches bank. SV. Car now comes out of water straight towards camera into close up.

    Manley Dam, Australia.

    SV. Crowd of people in cars at Manley Dam, camera pans to water to show speedboat in it during New South Wales water skiing championship. SV. Motorboat towing a water skier camera pans to water skier. SV. Water skier being towed, he waves in and around buoys. CU. Crowd watching. SV. Another water skier taking a turn around a buoy, he comes to grief and spills. GV. Boat towing an American skier Jim Jackson who is the star attraction. Camera pans as he makes a series of turns in and out of the buoys. Camera pans as he finishes run. GV. Crowd. SV. Skier as he goes over ramp and leaps into the air. Camera pans with him as he lands. SV. Another going over the ramp leaping into the air. SV. Another skier going over the ramp into the air. SV. Another skier over the ramp but he comes to grief in mid-air and spills.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:15:00 / 01:27:46:00

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