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Cars Put To The Test

Series

Series Name
Looking At Britain

Issue

Issue No.
14
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Cars Put To The Test

Story

Story No. within this Issue
1 / 1
Summary
COI synopsis: Tests and trials for British cars are a vital stage in their manufacture, and the film shows some of the exhaustive tests which standard models must undergo. International rallies and races provide ready-made endurance runs for standard models, while at the research and test centre of the Motor Industry Research Association in Britain, extreme climatic and surface conditions are reproduced for ruthless testing of cars, trucks and buses.
Keywords
Safety devices; Motor vehicles
Written sources
COI Catalogue Cards [BFI National Archive]
Films From Britain Catalogue   1964-65, p 167. Used for synopsis.
COI Reference
MI 920/14
Credits:
Sponsor
Central Office of Information (COI)
Sponsor
Colonial Office
Production Co.
Max Munden Productions Ltd

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Film Archive

Name
British Film Institute (BFI)
Email
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Web
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Phone
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Fax
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Address
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Notes
The BFI National Archive also preserves the original nitrate film copies of British Movietone News, British Paramount News, Empire News Bulletin, Gaumont British News, Gaumont Graphic, Gaumont Sound News and Universal News (the World War II years are covered by the Imperial War Museum).
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