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  • Short Summary

    Boillot, French racing driver, tests new tyres in front of representatives from military and automobile industry.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The non skid tyre at last. Military and automobile authorities see successful trials under severe skidding tests".

    Paris, France.

    C/U of a man's hands holding section of rubber tyre. M/S of two important looking men examining the section of tyre - it has deep treads and several inner tube sections. Various shots of truck driving around muddy test ground doing deliberate turns - without skidding out of control.

    Intertitle reads: "Boillot ... famous racing motorist ... skids 'head to tail' at 60 miles an hour in safety!"

    C/U of Boillot sitting behind wheel of racing car. Various shots of Boillot driving around the test ground at great speed, deliberately swerving and skidding. A crowd of men gather around Boillot as he car comes to a stop.

    Note: test driver probably Andre Boillot, possibly a relation of George Boillot, racing driver killed in World War One. AH 2001.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:16:00 / 01:44:50:00
    G 1351

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  1. Unknown user says

    André Boillot was Georges Boillot's younger brother. The racing car is a Peugeot.

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