• Short Summary

    Captain George Eyston breaks speed record in his car by reaching 347 miles per hour. Bonneville, Utah. America (USA).

  • Description

    Item title reads - Fastest man on earth.

    Captain George Eyston breaks speed record in his British built 3,200 horse power car. Bonneville, Utah. America (USA).

    L/S of a crowd of people at the Salt Lake. M/S of the car. L/S as it sets off on attempt. M/S of the road as it speeds along. Various aerial shots of the car. M/S as man walks over to check timing machine which is on 347 mph. Various aerial shots as Eyston races back again at 345 mph. C/U of Eyston smiling and chatting afterwards.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    979.43
    Media URN:
    17891
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:19:00 / 01:39:03:00
    Canister:
    38/72

Comments (1)

  1. Speedrecord man says

    Albert Denly Motorcycle and Car speed record breaker also Chief Mechanic to the Thunderbolt and Captain George Eyston\'s advisor and right hand man.
    Albert is seen in the early part of this clip overseeing the painting of a black stripe down the side of the Thunderbolt as the reflection of the sun off the Utah salt flats was bouncing off its aluminium body and they struggled for the timing machine to pick it up! The black stripe did the job but wasn\'t that pretty!

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