• Short Summary

    Cars set off for the London to Sydney rally. Crystal Palace.

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    No title - Marathon car rally from London to Sydney begins. Crystal Palace, London.

    Various shots cars getting ready for start of London - Sydney Marathon Rally. M/S Australian drivers with Miss World 1968, Penny Plummer. M/S car with tyres on roof rack. C/U tyres with metal studs in them, pan to another type. M/S Avtoexport, Schavelev, U.S.S.R. C/U Russian name on car. C/U spotlights on front grill of car Austin 1300 driven by W. D. Cresdee, pan up to show car which has a set of tyres on roof rack. M/S Blick racing team, Renault 16, Switzerland. This car has a wire mesh over windscreen and exhaust comes out from near side front wing. C/U top of exhaust.

    C/U grill and radiator of 1930 Bentley driven by K. Schellenberg. Pan up to show Bentley. C/U bonnet. M/S showing interior of Bentley with rugs and other clothing. M/S as driver gets into Ford Cortina car. M/S as checker speaks to co-driver. M/S starting board. M/S as starter drops the flag, and Ford Cortina drives off. C/U starter's flag as Ford Falcon drives off. M/S Graham Hill and Miss World at starting gate. M/S's as cars number 3 and 4 leave gate. M/S Graham Hill and Miss World. Back view as car goes away from starting gate. M/S sign "Sydney 16,000 Kilometres". Travelling shots with cars number 38 and 39. L/S Big Ben and Westminster Bridge, pan with Car number 36 as it drives off.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:15:00 / 01:01:39:00

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