• Short Summary

    Prince George, Duke of Kent, opens the Motor Show at Earls Court, Lord Nuffield and George Eyston attend. London.

  • Description

    Item title reads - The Motor Show.

    Earls Court Stadium, London.

    M/S as Prince George, Duke of Kent, gets out of his car and enters the stadium to open the show. L/S interior of the show and all the new cars. M/S as the Duke looks around. M/S of motor magnate Lord Nuffield on the left, stood with world speed record holder George Eyston. M/S as Lord Nuffield talks about the quality of British cars, he pays tribute to British workmen. He also pays tribute to George Eyston for bringing back the world speed record. Eyston thanks him and shakes his hand before saying he is proud to have broken the record in an all-British machine. Various shots of the cars in the show.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    985.14
    Media URN:
    18328
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:59:00 / 01:11:34:00
    Canister:
    38/83

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    For further info; Eyston says he "is proud to have broken the record in an all-British machine - the car was called "Thunderbolt".

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  2. jamied says

    The opening ceremony seen here took place on 14th October 1938.

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