• Short Summary

    A gas turbine car is demonstrated to the press at Silverstone.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Jet-Age Car - And It's British".


    LV Rover turbo car (Jet gas turbine car). CU Mr Maurice C Wilks at wheel. CU Control panel. MV Top view car starting and pulling away. MV Pan right to left car travelling along. MV Towards travel shot car travelling along. LV Towards and pan car passing at speed. SV Travel shot showing first the rear and then the side and finally the front of the car. MV Towards car stopping and being surrounded by pressmen and observers. SV People watching.

    LV Lead-in for interview. Mr S Wilks. Managing Director at wheel, whilst driver sits on other side. CU Mr Spencer Wilks saying when asked about the engine:- 'I'm sorry, but we want to keep that secret for a while yet' MV The Wilks brothers. CU Maurice Wilks saying. 'The car could be described as a learner's dream. It's one of the simplest cars I've ever driven. It has two pedal controls and an accelerator and brake and is very responsive to the accelerator'. MV Rover turbo-car.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:46:00 / 02:00:21:00

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Maurice C Wilkes" should read Maurice C Wilks, (the "C" stood for "Cary").

    "Mr S Wilkes" is Spencer Wilks (mentioned in commentary), Maurice's brother.

  2. British Pathé says


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