Summary

Footage Information

Sherman Grinberg
Pathe
33874
SR003030_01_02.mov
7/1/1954
Long distance car racing through Australia in 1954 Redex Reliability Trial
Shot from moving vehicle of crowd in Perth waiting in street for race cars to arrive / race car driving slowly past camera, then speeding off / two cars come racing down road through large puddle / at night sign on gate that reads "Shut this bloody gate" / CU sign, then camera pulls away as gate closes / car racing down road through desert landscape, cloud of dust behind it / pan across road marker that reads "Null Harbor" to car racing down road away from camera / car comes to stop, two drivers jump out of it and one runs into outhouse / CU small plate worn by driver that says "I'm a nervous wreck", tilt up to his face as he pretends to chew his nails / another driver standing next to him clowning around puts stick of dynamite in his mouth / man holding stick of dynamite in his mouth / three men standing in group in open countryside / pan across to dynamite exploding some distance away / shot from moving vehicle of men standing next to car broken down on side of road with flames coming out of it / men watching as car burns / Note: exact day not known
Australia

Keywords

archival
newsreel
automobiles
races
Redex Reliability Trials
drivers
dust
deserts
humor
dynamite
explosives
Perth
fires
spectators
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