• Short Summary

    Italian Piero Tarriffi breaks car speed record.

  • Description

    Thought to be Selected Originals from late 1940s material.

    Rome, Italy. Italian Piero Tarriffi breaks car speed record. Italian voiceovered.

    Top shot of speed car on roadway. Close up shot of engine - Guzzi 500, pan along car. Close up shot of exhaust and engine ventilation holes. Driver, Piero Tarriffi, enters the car, getting ready to challenge car speed record held by Goldie Gardner of Britain. Close up shot of the driver pulling up cockpit cover. Top shot, flap being elevated. Close up shot of flap being lifted. Close up shot of timing apparatus. Close up shot of another piece of equipment. Car is pushed and starts moving towards camera. Long shot, pan, car past under bridge. Speed measuring team. Close up shot of piece of apparatus. Long shot, pan with car as it moves past camera at speed. Close up shot of a man speaking into phone. Long shot, pan with car moving past camera at speed in opposite direction.

    Possibly connected with 48/100 - MD. Possibly in tin marked UNSO 41/42.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unknown sel originals
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:33:00 / 01:45:15:00
    UNSO Reel 041 I

Comments (1)

  1. JohnB64 says

    Small correction - the driver is Piero Taruffi, not "Tarriffi".

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