• Short Summary

    John Cobb reaches 350 miles an hour in his attempt on the Land Speed Record.

  • Description

    Titles read: "NEW LAND SPEED RECORD".

    Salt Lake, Utah, United States of America.

    Various shots of John Cobb and his team preparing his car for an attempt on the Land Speed Record. Commentator tells us George Eyston has pushed the record up to 345 miles an hour. Cobb walks along a small gangway sticking out over his car to get into the 'cockpit' and the cover of the car is screwed down over his head.

    Several shots of Cobb driving along in the streamlined car in his attempt on the record. He reaches more than 350 miles an hour.

    Note: there seems to be a section missing from the end of this item. Commentary in paperwork mentions another run by Cobb, reaching 353 miles an hour, but says that Eyston has since put the record up to 357.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    981.20
    Media URN:
    18025
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:59:00 / 01:25:04:00
    Canister:
    38/75

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