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  • Short Summary

    Unusual amphibious craft is demonstrated - boat that can be used on land or in water.

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    Men in small motor boat approach the camera. They steer boat onto beach where people are awaiting their arrival. As boat reaches shallow waters we see that it is a boat on wheels which can be used on land or water. People rush after the car as it drives up the beach. Closer shot of the car with three men aboard. Small American flags fly from the front of the boat/car. C/U of rear axle which has both wheels and a propeller. The car drives off.

    Quite a quirky method of transport.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    848.03
    Media URN:
    14625
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:49:00 / 01:03:26:00
    Canister:
    EP 046

Comments (1)

  1. PamelaValemont says


    http://www.lulu.com/shop/pamela-lillian-valemont/mcguyver-starrs-amphicar/paperback/product-22403495.html
    McGuyver Starr was a Taxi Driver, whose life was really pretty dull. Actually, each day was fairly bleak and secretly he wondered if he was ever going to go very far, until the day he bought his brand new, second-hand, Lagoon Blue Amphicar! He’d never really thought about it, but deep inside McGuyver had a raging surfie streak; he was searching for a set of wheels to match his identity; something that spoke of the sea, yet made a statement that he was unique! By the time children read to the end of this book, they will be veritable authorities on the remarkable German-built Amphicar, which rolled off the assembly line in 1961 but had ceased production by 1968.

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