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  • Short Summary

    John Cobb's land speed record is cancelled because of flooding on Bonneville Salt Flats.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    Racing motorist John Cobb prepares for speed attempt in United States of America (USA) but attempt is postponed because of flooding.

    Cobb is at Bonneville Salt Flats, where he will attempt to beat his own world land speed record, in his car, the Railton Mobil Special. MS car being towed along by a lorry. MS a team of men hauling car onto the flats. CU Cobb climbing into the car. LS lorry moving over salt flats with the sun reflecting in the water that covers the flats. LS car ploughing through the water (illustrates why record attempt had to be cancelled). CU a man's legs plodding through the water. CU angle shot of car wheels going through water. CU the car, minus its fuselage, being driven out of a garage. CU the steering wheel and controls. MS & CU the fuselage being carried out and placed onto the undercarriage.

    Date given on old record is 16/08/1947.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2415.02
    Media URN:
    66857
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:17:00 / 01:15:40:00
    Canister:
    UN 1787 B

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