Veteran cars re-enact an Army test of 1909 with a drive from London to Hastings.
Hastings and Kidbrooke.
1909 Guards for Hastings run (a battalion of Guards was driven from London to the coast) is re-enacted by A.A. GV. Old crocks with guards aboard driving past the Mayor of Hastings, Mr F. T. Hussey, who is taking the salute. SV. Pan, Old crocks driving past Mayor. SV. Mayor of Hastings with Guards Officers and other VIPs on saluting base. CU. Pan, Guards Officer driving past saluting from an old crock. GV. Old Crocks being boarded by troops at Kidbrooke. SCU. Soldiers boarding a car No A 4, 1904 Star. CU. Smoky exhaust of car. AS. Driver at wheel of car. CU. Head lamp, pan to rattling bonnet. AS. Car No A 12, pan up to driver and passenger. SCU. Another driver and passenger. SV. Pan, cars leaving Kidbrooke en route to Hastings. SV. Crowd. SV. Towards, cars speeding along road to Hastings. SV. Pan, car with three guardsmen aboard speeding along road. SV. Towards and pan, a "B" type London bus 1911. LV. Cars speeding along road. SV. Girls waving, pan to soldiers riding in old crock. SV. Travel shot, old crocks on route. CU. Travel shot, woman driver with soldier passenger. SV. A steam car No A 24, a 1908 White Steamer. CU. Pan, steam cloud underneath and behind car. SV. Pan, old soldier passenger pushing car number A 15, a 1904 Speedwell.
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