• Short Summary

    A promotional film showing the joys of driving an Austin A95 in the West Country

  • Description

    The Austin A95 Westminster car pulls up in the square of Salisbury (?) . The two children run up to a stall of lollipops. Top shot of the square covered by a travelling fun fair. The children climb onto the horses of the carrousel. The wooden horses go up and down, cut to a real horse. It is a meet of the Wylye Valley Hunt at Stockton Manor. A huntsman in traditional red hunting coat and top hat takes a port from a butler holding a silver tray and drinks it. Shots of the hunt in front of the Manor. The hunt master blows his horn and the horses and dogs move off. The hunt trots down a road past thatched cottages.

    The Austin A95 is driving along a rural road next to the New Forest when a small red 1925 Austin 7 toots to overtake. The two cars come to a stop next to a poster advertising the "Southern Inter-Club team Trial Bovington Heath Dorset". Our hero informs the man that he used to own the car during WW2 and shows him a black and white photo of himself
    in Airman's uniform in front of the Austin 7. They remove the bonnet and look at the engine. The little red Austin drives away and pulls into a car park full of vintage sports cars.

    The owners are looking at each others cars.
    A sports car drives towards us up a rugged tank track, the trials are in progress. The cars are trying to reach the top of steep hill. We see two cars arrive at the top after a torturous drive. The two Austin's drive along a country road and with a wave the Austin 7 turns up a side road.

    Along country roads our hero tests his Austin Westminster for speed. C/U foot on the C/U speedometer as it reaches 90 mph. W/S of Austin driving in London with Trafalgar Sq. in the background. The family sit in an Austin showroom and the hero signs a sales document. The Austin A95 Six drives away down a rural road.

    End credits: Produced by Associated British Pathe for the Austin Motor Company.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:05:00 / 01:07:05:00

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