• Short Summary

    Tony Benn and other VIPs watch car crash test at MIRA laboratory.

  • Description

    No title. MIRA's new vehicle impact laboratory, Lindley, Nuneaton.

    Interior L/S shell of car on test track at Lindley. M/S showing front of car on test track. M/S showing the track which car will travel along. L/S man making final adjustments to seat belt inside car. Interior shot of car. C/U ditto. C/U man making adjustment to dummy in front seat of car. M/S group looking at end of track where crash will occur (including Minister of Technology Anthony Wedgwood-Benn (Tony Benn). Panning shot men pulling back catapult which will propel car down track.

    M/S man in control room. C/U part of the recording equipment inside control room. Pan to more equipment. C/U computers revolving. C/U man turning key on consul. Panning shot down to man pressing button.

    M/S track and wall into which car will crash into. Car hits wall. M/S crashed car. C/U front of car showing smashed headlight and grille. M/S Wedgwood-Benn looking at crashed car. C/U ditto. Panning shot to show part of the crashed car. M/S front of crashed car. C/U engine of car. M/S dummy in car. M/S crashed car with people round it.

    MIRA = Motor Industry's Research Association.

    For search purposes: Wedgwood Benn.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2053.27
    Media URN:
    56646
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1968
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:01:00 / 01:42:18:00
    Canister:
    68/26

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