• Short Summary

    The 1969 Earls Court Motor Show. London.

  • Description

    Special ! The Motor Show, Earls Court, London.

    L/S Earls Court packed visiting the Motor Show. M/S Sir Leslie O'Brien, Governor of Bank of England declaring show open. L/S pan to people listening to opening speech. Angled shot showing Triumph stand, two cars Triumph 2.5PI and Triumph TR6 revolving. Rover stand with Rover P6 3500. L/S of people sitting under umbrellas with North Central Sign in the background. L/S Reliant Scimitar revolving. M/S showing the engine of the Scimitar as it revolves. C/U as car revolves. L/S people standing around the new Morris Mini 1275GT. L/S of the Capri 1600 with Sir Leslie O'Brien getting into it. L/S of Vauxhall Viva revolving. L/S of people looking at Aston Martin DBS V8 man lifts bonnet. C/U people looking at engine.

    M/S pan the Zanda car, made by British Leyland. L/S of computer aided design stand. M/S man working on computer. L/S the Zanda. L/S Bristol 411 - cost £6,900, man walks into picture and bends down by the front wheel. C/U woman looking. C/U man on floor, lifts flap off front wing to reveal spare wheel. L/S the unipower G.T. as man closes the back where the engine is stored. Girl walks round to front and climbs in. C/U of girl in car. The gear stick is on the right. Shots of the new Daimler (Mercedes) Benz C111 on Mercedes stand. Various shots, interior and exterior of the Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. C/U of button operated division screen. M/S of the screen going down and enables passengers to talk to driver. M/S the Triumph TR6 revolving.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2229.38
    Media URN:
    57537
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1969
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:31:00 / 01:59:48:00
    Canister:
    69/85

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The event took place 15-25 October 1969.

    "Angled shot showing Rover stand" - actually its the Triumph stand. The two cars seen revolving are a Triumph 2.5PI and a Triumph TR6. Then we cut to the Rover stand, showing off a Rover P6 3500.

    Next comes a cut-away example of a Reliant Scimitar.

    The Mini seen is a Mini 1275GT.

    "Unipower G-Y" should read Unipower GT.

    "Shots of the new Daimler Benz C111 on Mercedes stand" - although the commentator describes the vehicle as such, it's actually a Mercedes-Benz C111.

  2. British Pathé says

    Some very helpful detail. Thanks very much.

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