• Short Summary

    Veteran Pathe cameraman Ken Gordon films vintage car race from London to Brighton.

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    This is a colour item.

    Title reads: "Veteran Cars - The Great Rally".

    Hyde Park, London to Brighton, Sussex.

    Various shots start of 1965 Veteran Car Rally in Hyde Park. Veteran Pathe cameraman Ken Gordon stands on back of one of the cars, he is operating an old newsreel camera. In contrast, we see a younger cameraman filming from on top of a modern car. C/U an vintage American Mercedes in the race. General shots of race, crowds of people line the streets as it passes through the suburbs.

    C/U sign for A23 to Brighton. More shots race on A23. More shots of Gordon, he is wearing period costume. The car he is in is driven by Harold Ruffell. More shots race. Various shots owner attending to broken down old car at side of road, a group of boys help him push it back on the road. M/S another road sign to Brighton. Various shots of Brighton seafront as the cars pass the finishing line. Panning shot Gordon's car coming in.

    Note: Kenneth Gordon was Pathe's wartime correspondent - he is featured in various wartime newsreel stories.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:52:00 / 01:47:35:00

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