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  • Short Summary

    Motorcycles and cars undertake reliability tests, such as driving through water, to see how they react.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Travers open reliability trials under auspices Auto Cycle Union. Newcastle.

    Motorcycles ride down a path through a crowd, they all have a number on the front. A policeman waves people back to make room for a car to drive through. L/S as the motorcycles ride up a path and round a corner. A man takes pictures of them as they ride up a hill.

    We see several motorcycles going through some water, some of them steam, one man tries to start his bike again when he gets out of the water but can't. A motorcycle and sidecar also ride through. We see more motorbikes and cars starting the trials. A female motorbike rider shakes hands with another woman. We see several motorbikes and cars waiting to go.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    232.36
    Media URN:
    22244
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1921
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:02:00 / 02:01:02:00
    Canister:
    G 769

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