• Short Summary

    British cars are a feature of the New York Motor Show.

  • Description

    Titles read: "NEW YORK - BRITISH CARS STEAL SHOW".

    New York, United States of America.

    At the New York Motor Show we see a model climbing into one of the new British Rovers on display. Two men and a woman look at the engine of a Land Rover. C/U of a Simca car; pan up to sign reading 'Simca imported from Paris by Chrysler'. Car of the Ferrania design (English?). A woman in a convertible lies back in one of the reclining seats.

    Two Japanese women in traditional costume walk through the Japan section of the show, under a sign reading 'Toyota', and get into a car.

    C/U of sign reading 'The British Motor Corporation Ltd'. People look at a British car on its side on a revolving table. C/U of a British Austin; zoom out as two models walk into picture and get into the car. High angle general view of the stands of the show.

    Amendment October 2011: A visitor to the site has written in with additional information. The Rover shown early on is a Rover P4. Then follows a Simca. The car described as a "car of the Ferrania design" is a French-made Simca Vedette. The Toyota features is a Toyopet Crown Custom. The Austin described in the last paragraph of the description above is an Austin A55 Mark II.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1573.23
    Media URN:
    50309
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:30:00 / 01:40:25:00
    Canister:
    59/30

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