• Short Summary

    Students from British Universities have fun and raise money for charity with a marathon pedal-car race.

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    Bristol, Avon.

    A jokey story about students from British Universities who have a marathon pedal-car race to raise money for charity.

    M/S of three students in pedal-cars passing the camera. M/S of students changing the wheels on their car. Low angle shot of a pedal-car passing, in the background a shelter from plastic sheets and poles is being constructed for the officials. M/S of two students fixing their car.

    C/U of a sign on the shelter - "Scrutineering Here". M/S of "scrutineer" officials checking a car with a measuring tape. C/U of an official taking details from two competitors. Top shot of the bonnet of a snazzy pedal-car with a "Rallye Monte Carlo" badge on. M/S of the driver of the snazzy car talking to a friend as he puts his helmet on. M/S of drivers piling up their race equipment, C/U of a water bottle and a sleeping bag next to a radio.

    M/S of pedal-cars lined up, their drivers look expectant, an official waves a Union Jack to start the race. Various shots of the race - the narrator sarcastically remarks that this beat Le Mans! Some of the drivers try to barge other cars off the track. Various shots of cars of different shapes, sizes and speeds racing. M/S of a car changing drivers in the pit stop - each car has a team of six drivers. More shots of the race and cars changing drivers. C/U of team members reading in the pit stop, in-between turns behind the wheel. More shots of the race. M/S of two girls in the officials' shelter keeping race times. Panning shot follows car number thirteen as it threads through the cars. M/S of the finishing line as car number 84 speeds past the crowds to win the race.

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:59:00 / 01:42:36:00
    CP 593

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    47 years later, pedal car racing is still going strong with a 24 hour race at Shenington near Banbury each year:




    Is where it can be found on the web.

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  2. Unknown user says

    This is the 20th year of teh National championships organised by BFPCR
    See our new website at http://pedalcarracing.info

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