• Short Summary

    A feature film about a rally driver who must win an Alpine car rally to keep the family Petrol station, and the Villains who try to cheat him from winning and take away his business.

  • Description

    Road building site. A Taylor Woodrow truck pulls up and young Chris talks to the driver. He runs to his father's garage where his dad and older brother Wilfred are working on a car. A motor cyclist arrives and is given directions and drives away. Inside the garage office the older brother suggest his father enter a mountain rally and win £500 prize money. Outside a car toots, and the driver enters the office. The children watch as the man offers to buy the garage. He departs in his smart big car. The by pass construction is hampering the garage sales, and won't be completed for another three months. The man knows the bypass will prove profitable for the garage in the future. He drives away.
    Outside, the father (John Burton) and his son work on a M.G. John puts a sign No 26 in the M.G. window. He drives to the start of a local Hill Climb. The children are with a bumbling man who's car door falls off, he wants to see the car hill climb. The children take him.
    The M.G. starts the race, other cars speed round corners on a dirt road. The children say goodbye to the bumbling man, and the M.G. crosses the finishing line. Outside the Red Lion pub a small crowd applauds John for winning the Rally. The family return home in the M.G. En route they come across the Bumbling man broken down. They tow him to their garage for repair. He hears of their financial difficulties due to the Bye Pass, and offers to pay for their entry to the race.
    Meanwhile the villains, who want to buy the garage, and make lots of money, plot to sabotage John's chance of winning the race. Without prize money he will have to sell his garage. John and his kids discuss the future rally.


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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1950 - 1959
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:14:41:00

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