• Short Summary

    Production of M.G. cars plus footage of them being tested and raced.

  • Description

    c. 1948

    Advertising film for M.G. cars. Produced in association with the Nuffield Organisation.

    Sports cars in West Palm Beach Florida. 38 American and English amateur racing car drivers zoom around a course. M.G.s featured. Goldie Gardner on German autobahn at Dessau (sp?). International kilometre record broken. Abbingdon workshops. Men work on car engines. C/Us of workmen and car chassis. Production line. Car bodywork is polished. MG car club mentioned. Ian Appleyard the Olympic Skier leaves Abbingdon in a new MG - TD. Shot from inside the car with windscreen wiper working. C/U of Appleyard driving his car. Cars on a transporter. Export drive. Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square. Shots from inside an M.G. Lifeguards parade on horseback seen from inside the car. Houses of Parliament, Westminster Bridge, Big Ben. Open road.

    C/U of speedometer (car is going over 80 mph). Slogan of the M.G. is "Safety Fast". Dover. Docks. Signs for Boulogne, Calais and Ostend ferries. C/U of foreman supervising the loading of M.G. on to ferry by means of a winch. Ferry leaves Dover. Map showing route from Oxford to Val des Airs (?). Paris, L'Arc de Triomphe. Traffic. Driving through French villages. French petrol station. Appleyard picks up a passenger. C/U of gauges. Mountains. They drive on snowy roads with the roof down. Cable car. Group of people on the ski slopes. C/U of skiers. We see the competitors skiing. Trophy is awarded to British team. Group of men and women towed on skis behind the M.G. C/U of grille of car.

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    Film ID:
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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:27:00 / 01:56:40:00

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