• Short Summary

    An item about racing driver Stirling Moss and his hobby of making and racing model cars.

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    Tring, Hertfordshire.

    M/S of a pair of hands working on a model car, he dabs glue on the bottom. M/S of the owner of the hands, he is racing driver Stirling Moss who is sat by a model race track, C/U of his hands working on the car again. M/S of Stirling and his wife Katie sat down, he puts the car on the track. He takes a coin out of his pocket and tosses it, it is clear that Katie has won as he pretends to threaten to slap her, they line the cars up. C/U of their fingers pushing the buttons on the little control panel, M/S as the cars race away.

    The narrator explains that Katie bought him this electric track for his 29th birthday. L/S of the cars racing round the track with Stirling and Katie sat at the end, C/U of the cars which are neck and neck. Various shots of the race and their hands controlling the cars via the buttons. Stirling's model car is a Ferrari and Katie's is a Maserati, various shots of the race, Stirling's car is winning. C/U of his face, M/S as the cars race round. C/U of Katie's face as she smiles and looks excited at the race. Various shots of the race and the couple. L/S of the track, Stirling's father, Alfred Moss, comes into the frame and sits down by the fireplace to watch. C/U of Alfred cheering the cars on. L/S from above of the track with the cars racing round. M/S as Stirling wins the race and slaps his wife on the arm in triumph, she hits his knee and they both laugh. Alfred presents him with a little wooden cup, C/U of the cup.

    L/S of the living room, Stirling comes in and puts the cup on the table, he sits down on the sofa and turns on a lamp. He then picks up a model car and starts to work on it. M/S as he works, M/S of the table with various pieces of car on it. C/U as he uses a sharp tool to mould the chassis of a car, C/U of his face as he works. M/S of five different model cars placed round the little wooden cup. C/U of a little yellow car.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:08:00 / 01:42:10:00
    CP 203

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