• Short Summary

    Ford Cortina wins the longest car trial ever.

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    Title reads 'Victorian Wins 7,000 Mile Car Trial'.

    Various shots of the cars of many makes passing through check point at night in small town in Australia - the cars are on the longest ever car trial of 7,000 miles. Various shots of the cars speeding through the car trial, along mountain roads, along dusty tracks and muddy paths. Cars of various makes including a Mini, Ford Cortina and Galaxy Hillman with cars from other countries. The Japanese team have to dig their car out of the mud, another is sunk in a shallow river. Various shots of the arrival of the winning car Ford Cortina GT at Bondi. Cortina is driven by Harry Firth and Graham Hoinville and they receive their garlands.


    Date found in the old record - 02/07/1964.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:01:00 / 01:04:01:00
    UN 3901 E

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    The event seen here is the 1964 "AMPOL Around Australia Trial".

    "The Japanese team have to dig their car..." - the car is a Toyota Crown.

    Seen at 01:15 is a Volkswagen Beetle.

    Seen at 01:22 is a Chrysler Valiant.

    The shots list details the appearance of a "Galaxy Hillman", however there's no such car in existence!

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