• Short Summary

    Footage of three litre Mercedes motor car breaking world speed record in Germany.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "GERMANY"

    Several shots of the new three litre Mercedes motor car being prepared for mile test. M/S of the driver Caracciola. Several Nazi soldiers are also present at the event. Various shots of the attempting to beat the record as it speeds down race track. A new mile world record is set for three litre cars with a speed of 127 mph.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1001.17
    Media URN:
    14086
    hd format:
    HD Cam
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:59:00 / 01:14:44:00
    Canister:
    39/14

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The car is the Mercedes-Benz W154 Record.

    The runs shown in this clip took place on 9th February 1939.

    The "track" referred to is actually the then new Dessau-Bitterfeld Reichsautobahn.

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