• Short Summary

    Great motor show is held at Earls Court, London.

  • Description

    Earls Court, London.

    GTV. The motor show at Earls Court, London. GV. New Vauxhall Cresta. SCU. Miss Betty Le Beau at the steering wheel. BV. Cresta showing large rear lamps. CU. Front of Aston Martin Mark 3, pan up to show whole car. CU. Wheel with disc brake. SV. Two people getting into a Frisky sports car. SV. Pontiac sports car. SCU. Woman at the steering wheel. GV. M.G.A. rotating on base up side down - underneath is the mechanical structure. GV. Hillman stand showing old and a new model. CU. Two dummies,man and woman, in old fashioned clothes driving the old Hillman. SV. Girl sitting in rotating Minx. SV. Rover 105 with the doors open, and front view. CU. Silhouette of Standard engine inside globe. SV. Standard Pennant four door car. SV. Side of car without the doors. SV. Rolls Royce two seater sports car costing $8,500 with hood closing down. CU. Interior of the dashboard as button is pressed. GTV. As the hood folds back.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1503.28
    Media URN:
    48986
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:42:00 / 01:38:05:00
    Canister:
    57/84

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The Vauxhall Cresta referred to is a Vauxhall Cresta PA.

    "Aston Martin Mark 3" referred to should read Aston Martin DB Mark III.

    "Frisky sports car" - the car was called the Frisky Sport (AKA FriskySport).

    "Pontiac sports car" - it's a Pontiac Club de Mer.

    "M.G.A. rotating" - the car is an MG MGA.

    "Hillman stand showing old and a new model" - the new model is called the Hillman Minx Jubilee.

    "Rover 105" - it's a Rover P4 105R.

    "Rolls Royce two seater sports car" - it's a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud 2-seat Drophead Coupe.

    "Betty le Beay" in tags should read Betty le Beau. (Note that she is also known as Bettine le Beau, and in fact still does public speaking today under that name).

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  2. jamied says

    The man getting in to the FriskySport at 00:25 is Gordon Bedson, who designed the car's chassis.

    More information about the FriskySport (and other Frisky models) can be found here......

    www.meadowsfrisky.co.uk/page9.htm

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  3. jamied says

    Further update - the lady getting in to the car with Gordon Bedson at 00:25 is Baroness Stina Robson, wife of Sir Lawrence Robson of Associated British Engineering.

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