Veterans of the road

United Kingdom, 1952

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Tells the lighthearted story of a Veteran Car Club Rally of vintage cars, held at Abingdon, in Berkshire. Of quaint appearance (none of a later vintage than 1916) and still lively performance, they are seen being submitted to tests of speed, braking and steering, to the delight of many onlookers.

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Esso Petroleum

Veteran Car Club of Great Britain



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United Kingdom
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Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Great Britain - Social life and customs

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Antique and classic cars

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Automobiles

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Automobiles - Conservation and restoration

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Automobiles - Performance


Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Automobiles - Social aspects

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Automobile rallies

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain




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16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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