• Short Summary

    Good coverage of the RAC Rally going through various stages in the country.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "London. RAC Rally".

    GV Cars at Chelsea Barracks for scrutineering. CU Paddy Hopkirk adjusting spotlight on his Mini. CU Leonard Eliasson of Germany looking at the engine of his Mini Cooper. CU Eliasson. CU Pat Moss and Eric Carlsson. SV Anne Hall checking engine of her Rover. CU ditto. GV Cars at Chelsea barracks.

    GV Cars going past camera through village. SV Pan Mini going past camera. SV Pan Cortina going past camera. Tracking shot. Pathe news car with Ken Goddard filming from it.

    CU Sign "R.A.C. Rally special stage start". GV No 97 Cortina driven by A Taylor and J Billet leading the check point. SV MG No 92 Skelton and B Limsey-Jones having their car checked. CU Card in timing machine. SV Card handed to the driver and the MG moves off. GV Mini Cooper No 1 Paddy Hopkirk and Henry Liddon taking bend on the rough course. GV Cortina No 3 Vic Elford and David Stone taking the bend. GV Rover No 29 W Morrison and J Syer taking the bend. GV Austin Cooper No 30 Sir P Moon and B Culcheth taking the bend. GV Rover No 45 driven by Anne Hall and Miss P Spencer taking the bend. SV Volkswagen No 41 driven by I Loudon-Cox and R Finlay as they hit the banking reverse off then carry on their way. GV Mini Cooper, C Orrenius and R Dahlgren coming down hill and past camera.

    GV Welsh mountains. Tracking shot as two Minis pass. Tracking shot hedge flying by. Tracking shot racing along with the two Minis. GV Pan Paddy Hopkirk goes round bend and past camera. GV Two cars coming towards and past camera. GV Pan Rover No 66 going past camera. GV Mini Cooper No 30 going past camera. Tracking shot as Mini overtakes.

    (Orig.Neg.) RAC stands for Royal Automobile Club.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:37:00 / 01:07:45:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    "Eric Carlsson" should read Erik Carlsson.

    "A Taylor" is Tony Taylor.

    "MG No 92 Skelton and B Limsey-Jones" should read MGB No. 92 of R H Parr and J Oldham.

    "Rover No 29 W Morrison and J Syer" can be expanded to Rover 2000, No. 29, of Logan Morrison and Johnstone Syer.

    "Rover No 45" can be expanded to Rover 2000.

    "Volkswagen No 41" can be expanded to Volkswagen 1500, No. 41.

    "C Orrenius and R Dahlgren" can be expanded to Carl Orrenius and Rolf Dahlgren.

    "Rover No 66" can be expanded to Rover 2000, No. 66, driven by Roger Clark.

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