• Short Summary

    Steering, suspension and various other tests are carried out on cars to ensure safety and comfort for the driver.

  • Description

    Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

    Various tests are carried out on motor cars to increase safety and comfort by the Motor Industry Research Association. We see a car in the tethered vehicle test, where it is attached to a lorry and men monitor the steering. Another test shows a man getting in a car which has been in minus 30 degree temperatures and is covered in ice, the engine starts first time, the empty shell of a car is tested for vibrations and noise resistance.

    Various shots of suspension and steering tests over bumpy roads, and simulated dust storms and monsoon conditions for when they are exported. M/S as a car skids to a stop on the road.

    Note: cars used in the tests include Austin 1800, M.G. Midget, Rolls Royce and Jaguar.

    Cuts exist please see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    369.10
    Media URN:
    3998
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1966
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:55:00 / 01:47:17:00
    Canister:
    CP 602

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