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    Old fashioned cars set off for rally against American cars.

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    Unused / unissued material -

    Horse Guards Parade and Hyde Park Corner, London.

    MS Group of spectators looking at 1926 Bentley vintage car. CU Mr Laurence Pomeroy in deer stalker hat. MS Police looking on. CU Front end of 1908 Hutton. MS Press photographers and 1914 Vauxhall. CU Photographers. CU Track out from front of 1913 Vauxhall. CU Engines of two Bentleys. CU Mr and Mrs Pugh polishing head lamps of 1927 Frazer Nash. CU Front end of Rolls Royce. CU Police looking on. CU Front end of 1913 Lanchester 38hp Torpedo Tourer. Elevated long shot of crowded scene (2 shots.) CU Lamps and instruments of various cars. MS Conservative politician Sir David Eccles looking at various cars. Sir David Eccles drops flag to start race. Car driving off Horse Guards Parade (3 shots.) Vintage cars in traffic at Hyde Park Corner.

    (Orig. Neg.) Old record suggests that material dates from around 10/04/1957.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:53:00 / 01:36:51:00
    UN 2949 D

Comments (3)

  1. Unknown user says

    The first car seen (Reg. No. UV 6520), is a 4.5 litre Bentley.

    "Mr L Pomeroy" is Laurence Pomeroy.

    The "1908 Hutton" is a famed 2-seater racing car called "Little Dorrit", and was the winner of the Isle of Man TT in 1908.

    "1913 Vauxhall" should read 1914 Vauxhall.

    The Lanchester (Reg. No. K 6731), is a 1913 Lanchester 38hp Torpedo Tourer.

    The car seen at 02:20, (Reg. No. YR 509), is a 3-litre Bentley.

    Then at 02:23, the car with Reg. No. DB 6390 is an Alvis 12/50.

    The event the cars were setting off for was called the VMCCA Rally (Vintage Motor Car Club of America). That event took place on 27 April 1927.

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  3. Unknown user says

    Oops! My final comment should have read "That event took place on 27 April 1957".

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