• Short Summary

    Trials for learner drivers, drag car racing and kiddies cars.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Motoring By 'L' Drag Pedal".

    LV Towards and pan three cars racing down track - driven by learner drivers, the middle car reverses back up track. LV Towards and pan two cars racing towards another car in opposite direction passes between the two cars. SV MG Midget No 8. being flagged away for the start of a driving competition between the British Police Motor Clubs and London Counties Association. Pan to back view as the MG drives between small pylons. CU Woman judge. CU Pan as MG drives between pylon and past camera. SV Mini Minor No 9 driving towards pylons and reversing. LV As the Mini Minor drives round in between pylons. Side view crowd watching. SV Car No 70 backing into supposed garage. CU Driver in car. SV Mr Peter Jeffrey receives cup for best 'L' driver of year. CU Ditto.

    Wollaston Drag Track. Angle shot sign "British Hot Rod Association". LV Mike 'Bud' Barnes sitting in his dragster (Ultra Sonic AA/FD.) SV Ditto, the engine starting. LV Gil Mudrak in his dragster 'The Runt'. CU Gil Mudrak sitting in dragster pan down to engine roaring away. CU Starter. LV Towards and pan to back view as Gil Mudrak races down the straight. GV Towards and pan as Gil Mudrak races down straight with parachute trailing from rear of car. CU Pan Bud Barnes racing away down straight pan to back view. GV Towards and pan ditto showing parachute opening up. CU Pan A Herridge in a DF 1 racing away. SV EJ Potter racing down straight in his V8 Chevy Bike amid cloud of smoke.

    Crystal Palace, London. GV miniature cars for children. SV boy sitting on his go-cart. SV miniature cars. SV Small boy having crash helmet put on. CU child with crash helmet on. TV Boy getting into car. LV Pan miniature cars lined up at the start. SV Pan as miniature cars and drivers race down the straight. SV Towards Cathryn Levy of Wembley winning the go-cart championship race. SV Crowd applauding. CU Cathryn Levy holding hands above the head, being winner. GV The Junior Grand Prix nearing the finishing lines. SV Daniel Whant of Suffolk going over the finishing line. CU Small girl embracing winner.
    (Orig. Neg.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:09:00 / 01:12:49:00

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