• Short Summary

    Truck and jeep racing at army's Mechanical Transport Championship at Bordon.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Trucks Jump in the Lake".

    Bordon, Hampshire.

    The Mechanical Transport Championship (nicknamed Army Grand National). Various shots of army truck driving over rough terrain in an off-road race

    M/S of two soldiers running and climbing into Land Rovers, one of them starts off and the other follows. The soldiers drive the jeeps across a pond, the vehicles are submerged in water, the soldiers have to stand on the seats to drive. They then drive on a dirt track, skidding around a bollard. The race then takes them back across the pond. The two jeeps then drive towards the finishing line, bumper to bumper.

    Various shots of trucks in race having problems: getting their wheels stuck in the mud or driving too fast and toppling over.

    C/U of Company Sergeant Major Gordon Asbury of the RASC (Royal Army Service Corps) with the Cup his team won for the racing across the lake.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1705.03
    Media URN:
    52989
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:07:00 / 01:03:14:00
    Canister:
    59/99

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "M/S of two soldiers running and climbing into Land Rovers" - actually the vehicles are both Austin Champ models.

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