Film: 8044

Places + Locations | 1950 | Sound | Colour


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Quaint English attractions and customs 1950's

Begins with Widecomb Fair, Devon, various stalls, agricultural shows (Dartmoor ponies and sheep etc) and a gymkhana in 'England's western garden'. Moves to London and Via Bond Street (nice shots of shop displays etc) to Shepherd Market showing grocers, butchers etc, giving 'service with a countryman's courtesy'. Next to Liverpool docks where American vintage cars are being unloaded from Cunard Liner for a 'Genevieve'-style cross-country rally between the Veteran Car Clubs of Britain and U.S.A. Cars being cleaned up on the quayside include a 1906 'Stanley Steamer' (S from Edwardian period and S from between 1915-28). They drive off to Edinburgh where the rally starts at the castle esplanade. British cars include 1912 Lanchester, 1926 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost and 1928 Bentley. Route goes via Warwick Castle, Stratford-upon-Avon, a separate race up Prescott Hill, Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, Marlborough in Wiltshire and reaches finale at Goodwood circuit, where British team is victorious and presented with trophy.

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