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    Rex Hays makes immaculate precision models of racing cars.

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    Steyning, West Sussex.

    C/U shots of the blue prints, or scale drawings, of a model car, evidently an Alfa Romeo. Dividers come into shot, followed by the wooden body of a model car, which is measured. Hands work on the model with a small knife. M/S Rex Hays at work, as he compares the model with the plans, and fixes the wooden body to the metal chassis. The models are 1/20 the of actual size . C/U shot of a Vauxhall model, and wheels being fixed to a new model, a Ferrari.

    There follows various shots of Rex looking at a table top covered with models and he picks up a Carracholas Mercedes, puts it down with a row of others. Pan shot along line of models,showing the change in tail formation, a red 1906 Renault, a red 1907 Fiat, a white 1908 Mercedes, blue 1913 Peugeot, a white 1914 Mercedes, a white 1921 Deusenberg, and a red 1954 Maserati.

    Rex is seen working on a model for King Faisal, a 1929 Mercedes, using a tiny spanner. He fixes on the spare wheel. C/U of the dashboard and steering wheel. Rex puts on the bonnet of the car. Rex works on another model, a blue racing car , and finally a British racing green Connaught. The models are used in museums and as trophies. The collection has been acquired by the Motor Museum at Beaulieu.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    01:30:17:00 / 01:33:05:00
    CP 214

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