• Short Summary

    The 1920s returned to Times Square in New York June 20 in the shape of flappers, blazers, boaters - and Model 'A' Fords. 25 of these veterans of the highway assembled in the heart of the city at the start of a three thousand mile journey to San Francisco.

  • Description


    LS tilt down Times Sq. buildings to girl in flapper costume
    0.04


    LS Model As arrive Times Sq.
    0.08


    Back head of one driver
    0.09


    Cop arrives
    0.12


    LMS one driver
    0.14


    CU radiator of Model A
    0.17


    MS ditto
    0.20


    CU spokes of wheel
    0.22


    CU Headlight
    0.24


    CU spare wheel
    0.25


    CU hooter
    0.27


    CU front of car with flags
    0.30


    CU badges on car radiator
    0.32


    ditto
    0.35


    ditto
    0.36


    LS side view Model A
    0.38


    MS high bonnet Model A
    0.41


    MS inside convertible
    0.43


    MS baggage box on rear or car
    0.46


    Tilt up GV Model A
    0.49


    Driver giving directions
    0.52


    Model lifted up and put in rumble seat
    0.59


    Cop waves on cars
    1.00


    Boy passenger fastens seat belt
    1.07


    Cars move off
    1.10


    Cars move off, another angle
    1.15


    Ditto
    1.18



    Initials



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The 1920s returned to Times Square in New York June 20 in the shape of flappers, blazers, boaters - and Model 'A' Fords. 25 of these veterans of the highway assembled in the heart of the city at the start of a three thousand mile journey to San Francisco. It is expected that by the time they reach the end of their ten day journey their ranks will have swelled to 250.

    All the cars are at least 30 years old and every one has been lovingly preserved. Gleaming chrome and paintwork shone in the hot sun as owners gave the cars a final check up. Commuters hurrying to work, although hardened to many strange sights around town, stopped in their tracks to stare and wave the Model As on their way.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2A2O5C2P9TI5M63UOBE2JRBUF
    Media URN:
    VLVA2A2O5C2P9TI5M63UOBE2JRBUF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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