This video has no sound
  • Short Summary

    A brief glimpse of Captain Malcolm Campbell's 900 hp Napier-Campbell motor car.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "Britain's New Wonder Car - Exclusive pictures of Capt. Malcolm Campbell's all-British 900 h.p. Napier-Campbell Bluebird to defend speed record for Britain against America's best."

    Acton, London.

    High angle M/S of a long motor car being pulled into position by two men in a garage. M/Ss from ground level pan along the length of the car and show the view from the front.

    Note: this item is identical to 'Britain's New Wonder Car' - 714.08. This version was transferred from print.

    After the above story there is a very brief section (10 seconds) which seems to be from the story THE NINE WOMEN MAYORS (G1470). The full story is on Pathe Master tape *PM0712* - as yet uncatalogued. This M/S pans across the group of female Mayors, looking very smart in their Mayoral robes and chains and laughing and chatting with each other, while a Naval officer (?) looks on.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:10:00 / 01:06:15:00
    G 1470

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    With reference to the last paragraph in the shots list, none of that material exists in this particular clip.

  2. jamied says

    "Note: this item is identical to 'Britain's New Wonder Car' - 714.08" - that number should read 714.07.

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment