• Short Summary

    A new motel is opened in Chippenham - vintage car rally marks the occasion.

  • Description

    Chippenham, Wiltshire.

    A vintage car rally marks the opening of a new motel in Chippenham. Narrator observes how the motel is a relatively new institution in Britain.

    Various shots of the veteran cars arriving in front of the motel, most of the drivers and passengers wear historical costume. Cameraman focuses on some of the more elaborately dressed and their vehicles. Various shots of the cars driving through Chippenham streets. L/S of the Angel Hotel. People stand in the town square watching the cars arriving.

    Smartly dressed woman cuts a ribbon in an opening ceremony. Vintage cars drive through a entrance into the motel - built in what used to be the stables of the Angel Hotel. Cars are manoeuvred into parking spaces in front of the motel.

    C/U of the bonnet of a vintage Renault. Bonnet is opened to show us the works. The car is from the Montagu Motor Car Museum in Beaulieu. M/S of a man opening passenger door of a vintage car - a Citroen - and lowering some steps so that his wife can step aboard. He holds her arm as she steps up into the car. High angle shot of the drivers and their passengers admiring the new motel.

    Note: for search purposes: Montague. Also amongst the cars seen are a 1903 Sunbeam 10/12hp Rear Entrance Tonneau (AM 1530), and a 1908 Austin (AW 495).

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    93.16
    Media URN:
    2496
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1959
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:50:00 / 01:38:39:00
    Canister:
    CP 241

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    Amongst the cars seen are a 1903 Sunbeam 10/12hp Rear Entrance Tonneau (AM 1530), and a 1908 Austin (AW 495).

    x
    Report comment
    Report comment
  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks - we've added your comment to the main body of our description.

    x
    Report comment
    Report comment
  3. jamied says

    At 0:11, the green car with Reg. No. NX 5933 is an Austin 7 AB Tourer.

    The car immediately behind it, Reg. No. TOW 929, is a 1925 Chrysler 6 Landaulette.

    At 0:20, car with Reg. No. EX 10 is a 1900 Daimler Tonneau.

    x
    Report comment
    Report comment

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment