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    Item title reads: "Race for speed record. Mr. Parry Thomas all ready with his famous "Babs" to be first to reach 200 miles-an-hour."

    Pendine Sands, South Wales

    M/S people on the beach with some sort of plough, making a furrow. The car 'Babs' is pushed out of the shed, by a team of helpers and engineers. Parry Thomas gets in and poses. The cover is taken off to show off the six cylinder engine. One man has Dunlop on his jumper. People work on a furrow in the sand.

    Note: see also *PM0672* - 672.10

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1927
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    33081
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    672.09
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:31:00 / 01:14:20:00
    Canister:
    G 1377
    Sort Number:
    G 1377
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    Categories
    Sport & Leisure
    WorkSpaces
    Pendine pendine GTA great continental 6 m4
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The driver's full name was John Godfrey Parry-Thomas.

    Parry-Thomas was later tragically killed during this record-breaking attempt, on 3 March 1927.

    SEE ALSO CLIP 672.16

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