• Short Summary

    Latest cars on show at Earls Court Motor Show, including shots of new Mini.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Motor Show".

    Earls Court, London.

    Interior. L/S of Motor Show at Earls Court. M/S of "Morris Minni Minor" (aka Mini) on revolving stand, glamorous girl sits in driving seat. C/U of Mini engine on revolving stand. M/S of Austin Seven on revolving stand; it has been cut in half so we can see cross section of the car. Various shots of Chevrolet Corvair, girl lifts up bonnet at the rear of the car to reveal the engine.

    C/U Soviet car called 'Moskvitch'. C/U Soviet car "Volga". High angled shot looking down on the cars. M/S girl lifting up bonnet on the Triumph Herald. The bonnet and front wings are all in one piece and open up leaving the engine easy to get at. C/U of the engine. M/S of Triumph Herald on revolving stand.

    M/S of 1959 Miss World climbing into an Aston Martin DB4. Various shots Richard Todd looking at a Bristol Zagato. M/S Sunbeam Alpine. C/U of the Renault Floride. M/S Floride on revolving stand, 4 girls sit inside it. C/U 'Build it Yourself Kit' car sign. M/S the kit laid out, camera pans to what the finished car should look like.

    M/S of the most expensive car at the show: a Bentley, costing over $7,000. A woman in furs climbs into the car. C/U of foot scraper fitting in the car. M/S of man taking fishing rods out of special compartment on the side of the car. M/S of New Ford Anglia on 'Magic Carpet' stand; car is mounted on rug that wiggles as if it were flying.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1701.10
    Media URN:
    52859
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:41:00 / 01:13:17:00
    Canister:
    59/85

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The event was held 21-31 October 1959.

    "Morris Minni Minor" should read Morris Mini Minor.

    "M/S of 1959 Miss World" - it's Corine Rottschafer.

    "Richard Todd looking at a Bristol Zagato" - it's a Bristol 406 Zagato, one of just 6 made.

    "C/U 'Build it Yourself Kit' car sign." - the car is a Fairthorpe Electron Minor.

    "costing over $7,000." - should read £7,000.

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