• Short Summary

    Chiswick flyover opens and Used Car Show at Olympia.

  • Description

    Titles read: "MOTOR NEWS".


    Various shots of the newly opened Chiswick flyover crossing Chiswick roundabout. Traffic moves along. Men are still working on part of the flyover. Commentator informs us "nothing gets in the way of anything else" (unfortunately, this is not the case today).

    At Olympia we see various shots at the Used Car Show. People stand around a Bugatti car and look at the engine. Notice reading 'New Low Deposit - Extended Repayment Terms Available'. Buyers look at the engine of a Standard Eight, the cheapest car in the show. Windscreen sign reads �140.

    L/S of Ford Skyliner. The automatic roof folds into the boot as a crowd of people watch. Lady Dorothy Campbell stands with friends looking at the Fiat V-8. Richard Green sits in an old Adams car dressed in motoring coat and hat.

    Cars parked in used car lot. C/U of windscreen of an old car reading 'Still Going - 50/- with Engine'. Notice board reading 'Good Reliable Cars Bought, Sold and Exchanged - Cash or Hire Purchase'. Elevated, prospective buyer walking along a line of cars. C/U windscreen of an old car reading 'To Let - 7/6d.' C/U of windscreen of an old car with '�1', crossed out and '10/- And Tyres / Price Slashed' written on it. L/S of a line of old cars.

    Extensive notes on file.

    Amendment October 2011: A visitor to the site has written in to say that the man sat in the old Adams car is actor Richard Greene.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:30:00 / 01:52:14:00

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