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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of two female competitors practising on a skidpan.

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    Unissued / unused material - date and location may be unclear / unknown.

    Location unknown, possibly somewhere in Britain.

    MS and LS Spectators and competitors for the Monte Carlo rally, in their winter woollies watch a skidpan from a stadium. Various shots, a Mini with an unidentified woman driver. A group of men and women pose for camera. MSs Photographers and cameramen. MS An unidentified woman shows her lucky mascot toy rabbit to camera. MS Cameraman filming. MS A man, possibly an official, talking to the woman driver of an Austin A40 who then gets some practice on the skidpan. Various shots, the same man then drives the white Mini to practice on the ice. Various shots using model cars, a man shows two female drivers how to steer on the skid patch. Good high shots, the Austin A40 spinning 360 degrees on the wet surface, then backs up and the white mini repeats the exercise. Various shots at road level, the white mini making more attempts to effect the 360 degree turn. LS Man hosing down the skidpan, pan to white Mini. Various shots, a female competitor at the wheel of the A40 also practising.

    Cataloguer's Note: This item and the others covering the 1960 Monte Carlo rally focus on particular drivers and cars but there is no information on file to say who they are. However, it does build to give a feeling of what it was like to take part in the adventure.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:50:00 / 01:25:23:00
    UN 3961 A

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