• Short Summary

    Footage of cars being tested for safety in Hendon and stock car racing in Hampshire.

  • Description

    All Roads Have End. Hampshire.

    L/S Government appointed vehicles testing station in Hendon. L/S Man sitting in his car while attendant takes a sheet from him and walks away to start testing the vehicle. M/S. Mechanic at device which registers the efficiency of the brakes. C/U Car wheel turning slowly on rollers. C/U Dial needle registering just short of the required mark. L/S The car moving forward over pit. Several mores shots of various parts of the car being tested for safety. L/S The car moving out of the testing bay and stopping front of office. M/S Man getting out of car and walking into the office.

    L/S Cars piled high in a breaker yard. L/S Old wreck on top of the pile. L/S Worker using oxy acetylene torch for cutting the metal of old cars. M/S Man using sledge hammer to break wing off old car. M/S Man putting car wheel into crushing device. M/S The press moving down on the metal. L/S A cube of compressed metal being ejected from the machine. L/S Wrecked van being towed into the yard. L/S an old car being driven into the yard. L/S The owner talking to the breaker. C/U The breakers hands handling the car owner two pounds camera pan as the owner walks away leaving his car.

    L/S Pan a stock car race in progress. L/S Stock car going past camera. L/S Two stock cars having had a collision sliding across the track together. C/U One of the car wheels spinning in the mud. L/S Man trying to shift the cars which are locked together. Another car comes up and hits one of the cars. M/S Two cars going past camera nose to tail. L/S Two cars in collision. L/S Two cars colliding. L/S Men jumping on back bumper of a car from which smoke is pouring from the hub of the near-side rear wheel the tyre having been burnt off. L/S Car coming towards camera with only the hub left of its off side front wheel which is churning up mud. L/S The car going into a ditch with a tremendous splash the engine is smoking.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:55:00 / 01:38:10:00

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