• Short Summary

    The new French turbine car, Flashing Star, built by Renault at its trials on the Montlhery track, reaching speeds of up to 180 Kms per hour.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Montlhery Racing Track, France

    LS. The new, experimental French turbine car, Flashing Star, built by Renault and powered by Turbomeca turbine, parked on the track at Montlhery. MS. Engine. (2 shots). MS Group of people standing around the car. MS Test driver, seated in car, receiving steering wheel and placing it on steering column. (2 shots). MS. Car starting and gaining speed. (2 shots). MS Car racing round a track at speeds up to 180 Kms per hour. (3 shots).

    Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 22/06/1956.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:23:00 / 01:01:54:00
    UN 2857 C

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    "Monthlery" should read Montlhery (3 mentions need changing, inc the tag).

    The track they're on is the Montlhery Autodrome, (officially L’autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry).

  2. jamied says

    This vehicle is known in motoring circles as the "Renault Etoile Filante".

    The test driver seen in this clip is very likely, (though not certain), to be Jean Hebert.

    A little more information on the car can be found here...


  3. British Pathé says

    Thanks for the info.

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