• Short Summary

    Caravan enthusiasts meet in Longleat to swap tips and relax, includes an amphicar towing a houseboat.

  • Description

    Longleat, Wiltshire.

    A meeting of caravan enthusiasts - they race, compare parking skills and relax.

    M/S of a country lane, panning shot follows a car towing a caravan. M/S of two sets of cars and caravans passing cyclists on a lane. C/U of arrow sign pointing towards the "Caravan Rally". M/S of the two caravans driving to a stately home, pan to show a field full of caravans. A caravan pulls up and is directed by officials to a parking space. C/U of officials talking to the family in the car.

    M/S of a car parking, a man uncouples the caravan and switches on gas cylinders. M/S of the man's wife and children getting into the caravan. M/S of children filling water tanks from an outdoor tap in front of the stately home, they transport the tanks on rollers. M/S of a troop of Morris Dancers drinking tea outside a caravan, they get up. Various shots of a mixed Morris Dancing team performing in front of the caravans.

    Various shots of a cars towing caravans around an obstacle course - a chance for the enthusiasts to compare their parking skills (several traffic cones are squashed). Various shots of a caravan race on a disused airfield. Point of view shot from inside one of the cars - spectators and more caravans whizz past in a blur. More shots of the race.

    C/U of two small children. M/S of several people standing around a barbecue, tilt down to sizzling sausages. M/S of a man feeding sausages to a poodle. C/U of a boy eating a sausage. More shots of the barbie. M/S of a man standing next to a moored motorboat , he waves to his children and they run over to him. M/S of the family motoring along the river and waving. M/S of a man driving down the river in car converted into a boat, towing a houseboat. M/S of another "amphicar" passing the houseboat, the drivers wave at each other. More shots of the first amphicar pulling the houseboat, a girl stands on the bow. Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    359.09
    Media URN:
    4011
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1966
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:04:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:36:00 / 01:58:42:00
    Canister:
    CP 589

Comments (1)

  1. PamelaValemont says


    http://www.lulu.com/shop/pamela-lillian-valemont/mcguyver-starrs-amphicar/paperback/product-22403495.html
    McGuyver Starr was a Taxi Driver, whose life was really pretty dull. Actually, each day was fairly bleak and secretly he wondered if he was ever going to go very far, until the day he bought his brand new, second-hand, Lagoon Blue Amphicar! He’d never really thought about it, but deep inside McGuyver had a raging surfie streak; he was searching for a set of wheels to match his identity; something that spoke of the sea, yet made a statement that he was unique! By the time children read to the end of this book, they will be veritable authorities on the remarkable German-built Amphicar, which rolled off the assembly line in 1961 but had ceased production by 1968.

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