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  • Short Summary

    Unique motor racing car is demonstrated for the Pathe camera.

  • Description

    "Only 2 3/4 H.P. but, 'Jappic' is unique in many ways..." Man in a motor racing helmet steps over a small racing car. Closer view of the car as the man opens its bonnet. Dissolve to C/U of the car's engine.

    "The steering wheel has to be cut away to give the driver room!" C/U of the steering wheel with the bottom cut off. L/S of man moving the car by lifting up the front of the car and placing it down in a different position. L/S of the car racing around Brooklands. "You've seen those panoramic-telephoto-pictures of high speed racing and action. This is how they're made..." C/U of cameraman with his back to the camera filming him. He turns with the camera as if filming a car in motion.

    Note: no issue number or stock marks. Was probably a Pathe Pictorial item rather than an Eve's Film Review item.

    Images are rather light - overexposed.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    990.15
    Media URN:
    17840
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:36:00 / 01:40:15:00
    Canister:
    EP 278

Comments (1)

  1. roycousins says

    1925 H.M Walters' 1925 "Jappic" with an ash chassis frame, an alloy body and a 350cc single cylinder JAP (J.A.Prestwich) engine.

    Although the original car was destroyed in a fire in 1932, an accurate replica is currently under construction.

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