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    Cars inspected, close up of Rosemary Smith & rally cars travelling along M4.

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    G.V. of officials starting Hillman Imp, Rover 2000, Ford Cortina and Ford Corsair off from London airport, also shots of them taking roundabout at the airport as they leave for the rally. C.U. car plate "1866-1966 Rallye Monte Carlo, Centenaire." M.S. and C.U. Rosemary Smith at the wheel of her Hillman Imp. Various shots of cars being checked at the airport, also shots of lights and tyres being adjusted. Cars include nos.102,107,117,118, 106,99,88. M.S. Hillman Imp no.107 pan to C.U. Rosemary Smith. M.S. pan with her Imp as it takes roundabout leaving the airport. Various of cars lined up in the airport car park prior to the start inc. car nos. 95,101,108,96, 107,90. M.S. two motorcycle policemen walking past the cars. Various shots of rally cars travelling along section of the M.4 on first leg of the rally. V.S. of drivers making final adjustments to car nos. 110,98,100,91. C.U. sign R.A.C. Monte Carlo Rally Start. Various and of the Rover 2000 car entry no.99.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:02:00 / 01:17:32:00
    UN 4101 C

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  1. Unknown user says

    The "Hillman Imp" referred to on the opening line of the shots list is actually an NSU Prinz 1000.

    The Rover 2000 referred to in the opening line is the No. 77 car of Tony Costello.

    At 0:16, car 102 is the Ford Corsair of Horace Appleby.

    Cars 117 and 118, seen at 0:37, are both Triumph 2000 models.

    At 1:29, car 101 is the Ford Cortina of Ralph Stokes.

    At 1:43, car 90 is the Ford Cortina of John Brisbane.

    At 2:15, car 115 is the Jaguar of John Cuff.

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