• Short Summary

    Donald Campbell's new car is prepared for a record attempt in a Coventry garage.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Coventry. Blue Bird Soon Ready".

    Coventry, Midlands.

    GV Mechanics working on Bluebird car. SV Pan, the engine. SV Nose of Bluebird with the Union Jack and the flag of Australia on it. CU The two flags. SV Mechanic lifts the reinforced canopy. SV The instrument panel in the cockpit. CU Switches and gauges.

    GV as Donald Campbell and Bill Johnson (Motorcycle speed record holder) walk round Bluebird and mount some steps. SV as Johnson gets into the cockpit of Bluebird, Campbell leans over watching. CU Campbell. CU Johnson looking at instrument in cockpit.

    CU Switches of the tape recorder and cameras fitted in Bluebird zoom in to CU of plaque reading "Bluebird CN7 Project". LV The tail fin of Bluebird with camera housing on it. CU The camera housing.

    CU as Johnson gets out of the cockpit. SV as the canopy is lowered over the cockpit.

    CU From inside the cockpit as canopy is pushed right up. CU Speedometer gauge projected onto windscreen.

    CU Johnson speaking with Campbell. GV Mechanics working on Bluebird.


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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    4K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:09:00 / 01:33:32:00

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