• Short Summary

    The latest British car with numerous gadgets and devices demonstrated by sporting motorist Mr Joyce.

  • Description

    Titles read: "From 'Crocks' to Comfort".

    Location of events unknown.

    M/S of two people driving along a country road in a vintage car; the driver waves as they pass. Commentator talks of transport becoming streamlined and we see a model of a modern liner, a streamlined train moving along a track, the rear of a modern (in 1934) car.

    The latest car of Mr Joyce, the well-known sporting motorist, is seen outside a country house. He shows a lady the numerous gadgets on the British built car, including a set of cleaning materials in the boot, an emergency spade fitted beneath the bumper, a pulldown dressing table in the back of one of the seats, heaters under the seats, a cigarette holder in the armrest and ashtrays in the doors. A wire for a man's hat is attached to the roof and a vent blows hot air from the engine onto the windscreen to remove frost.

    There are several gadgets on the dashboard, including a pulldown writing block for mapping your route. There are adjustable armrests, light bulbs concealed in a footrest, an umbrella stand, a fog lamp on an adjustable arm and tools are concealed under the seat. A built-in device allows the car to be jacked up easily. Sun visors and a removable windscreen are seen, before the couple drive off.

    Intertitle reads: "To Test your Skill the sum of £5 will be awarded to the sender of the most ingenious addition to the ideas just shown. Send idea to Editor, Pathetone Weekly, 103, Wardour St., London, W1. whose decision will be final. ------ of result." (timecode obscures titles on vhs copy.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:19:00 / 01:43:17:00
    PT 214

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