• Short Summary

    A rally of vintage Bullnose Morris cars takes place at Woburn Abbey.

  • Description

    Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire.

    M/S of a vintage yellow Bullnose Morris driving away with four people in it. M/S as a man gives a ticket to a couple in their car, M/S as they drive off. The narrator explains they are here for a rally at Woburn Abbey. Various shots of the cars driving up and getting their tickets. M/S of two men in a car, one of them is wearing a top hat, a lady walks up to them and sells them a programme. C/U as she hands over the programme which says 'Club Rally' on the front. C/U of her smiling. C/U of all the smoke billowing out of the back as they drive off, '1912 Morris Oxford' is written on the back of the car. M/S of another driver in a cloud of smoke.

    M/S of a man manoeuvring between empty oil cans, doing the back and turning test. M/S of three men in deerstalker hats, one of them is smoking a pipe. M/S as a lady polishes her car, a man is looking under the bonnet, C/U as he fiddles in the engine. C/U of a car with 'Nellie' painted on the bonnet. M/S of a red M.G. M/S as some people walk up to it, a man lifts the bonnet. M/S of the engine, he closes the bonnet. M/S as a man fits a lantern to the front of his car, C/U of the shiny lamp. M/S of a gadget shaped like a hand which is attached to the side of a car for signalling purposes, M/S of a demonstration of the hand moving up and down, it has a red light in the middle. M/S of the operator reflected in the wing mirror. M/S as a group of men start running towards their cars. M/S of a man and woman watching them. M/S as a man pulls the hood of the car up, the competition is to see who can raise the roof first. Various shots of the drivers pulling their roofs up. M/S of a man watching with a stopwatch. C/U of the stopwatch going round. M/S of one man having trouble lifting his roof. M/S as the men run back to the referee, one young man hands him a piece of paper, he is the winner. M/S of the Duke of Bedford and another man watching from a car. C/U of the Duke's face. M/S of an old red racing car backing between oil cans, various shots of this. M/S of a yellow car weaving between markers forwards and backwards. M/S of the Duke presenting a pair of driving shoes to the winner. M/S of the man seen earlier, he is still trying to get his roof up.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:07:00 / 01:40:07:00
    CP 203

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    "M/S of a red M.G." - that's the first MG ever built, FMO 842, (originally numbered as FC 7900), known as "Old Number One".

    Report comment
    Report comment
  2. Unknown user says

    This event took place on 28 September 1958.

    Report comment
    Report comment

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

Add your comment