• Short Summary

    George Eyston breaks land speed record at Salt Lake in his car "Thunderbolt".

  • Description

    Title reads: "Thunderbolt Tried Out".

    Utah, United States of America (USA).

    George Eyston tries out "Thunderbolt" (also known as, according to the narrator, "Speed of the Wind") at Salt Lake. Eyston hopes to break land speed record in his aerodynamically designed car. Various shots of "Thunderbolt" being wheeled across salt lake by support team. M/S of Eyston driving car into starting position. Various shots of record breaking attempt. C/U of wheels of car encrusted with salt. M/S of Eyston sitting in driving seat of "Thunderbolt". He wears a mask and goggles to protect him from flying salt.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    941.23
    Media URN:
    14054
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:36:00 / 01:46:12:00
    Canister:
    37/84

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