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    Car drivers on the London - Sydney rally arrive in Bombay, India.

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    No title - London - Sydney rally, drivers arrive in Bombay. India.

    L/S crowds lining street in Bombay for the arrivals of cars in marathon rally. M/S pan one of the cars going through busy traffic and turning corner in centre of Bombay. M/S pan another car from rally. Camera pans as it turns corner through crowds. M/S from street level as press car goes past followed by another rally car on its way to checkpoint. M/S Control building. M/S front of building showing banner, 'Control'.

    M/S as first car drives towards camera, it is a Mercedes driven by M. J. C. Taylor, Innes Ireland and Andy Hedges. Pan as it drives into control point. M/S crowd of people clapping. C/U Taylor. M/S Taylor with others. M/S crowd of people round car. C/U second car to arrive in Bombay, a Mercedes, driven by Captain F. Barker. He was garlanded with flowers while seated in car. Camera pans as car drives into yard.

    M/S arrival of a Morris 1100, driven by Miss Wesley. The front of the car is damaged. C/U front of car. Various shots of the ladies. L/S dock where the cars are lined up ready to be loaded on ship. M/S cars being washed etc. M/S as they drive up towards ship. C/U Roger Clark getting out of car. M/S ship. M/S as car is pulled up in harness and taken aboard. M/S car being pushed. M/S cars. M/S ship.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:16:00 / 01:53:58:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    "a Mercedes driven by M. J. C. Taylor" - it's a Mercedes-Benz 280SE, driven by Michael Taylor et al.

    "Various shots of the ladies" - the ladies are Eileen Wesley and Marion MacDonald.

    "M/S as they drive up towards ship." - the ship is the SS Chusan.

    "C/U Roger Clark getting out of car" - actually, the man getting out of the car isn't Roger Clark, Clark is in fact one of the two men watching the car being driven on to the ramp. The car in question is a Ford Lotus Cortina.

    The car seen at 1:32, awaiting transfer on to the ship, is a Citroen DS 21.

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