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Girl Stunt Driver Aka Stock Car Race (1958)

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Matcham Park stadium, Bournemouth. M/S of a young boy in red boiler suit tinkering with the engine on an old car, a man also in a red suit is standing by it and another man comes over and pulls the bonnet down. Some people are stood in the background behind the car. C/U of a programme someone is reading with 'Stock Car Racing plus The Hell Fire Dare-Devil Stunt Drivers' on the front. C/U of the man and woman who are reading it. L/S of a stock car race, the crowds are in the background and the cars are lined up, a man is holding the green starting flag he waves it and moves away. C/U of a car's wheels as it moves off. L/S of the cars as they race towards the camera, some spectators are watching on the left, the camera follows them round and focuses on a red car with 'P32' on the side. Various shots of the race in progress, some of the cars crash and spin round. C/U of a man and woman in the crowd, he has his arm round her. M/S of the race, a red car - '275' crashes through some barrels and drives across the grass. M/S of more cars hurtling round the track. C/U of an older woman with two younger men and a young woman watching them. M/S of the winning car an Oldsmobile 'Rocket' 88 driven by Stan Johnson, he is holding the black and white chequered winner's flag as he drives past the camera. L/S of a group of men pushing a big green van into position next to some wooden ramps. M/S of a man in a red top moving a piece of wood and giving the thumbs up. M/S of a man and a woman standing by a silver stock car a 22 horse power Ford V8 with 'The Hell Fire Drivers' written in red on the side, the man is adjusting something under the bonnet and the girl is holding a racing helmet. The narrator says they are Ellis and Maureen Daw from Plymouth, a brother and sister stunt team. C/U shot from a low angle of Maureen putting her helmet on. C/U of Ellis's face. C/U of Maureen fastening her helmet. M/S of their car driving along, it goes up some ramps and tries to crash through the lorry that was shown earlier. The car hits the lorry sideways and falls on its side. C/U of petrol spilling out of the tank onto the floor. M/S of Ellis looking shaken, there are several men round him, he walks off with some of them. L/S of five men stacking wooden crates on the track, M/S of the men arranging the boxes. M/S of Ellis checking the crates. M/S of Maureen climbing up onto the bonnet of a black car, a 30 horse power 1938 Ford V8, she chats to one of the men. M/S of another man dousing the crates in petrol from a can, crowds of people are watching in the background. L/S of people pushing the car along with Maureen on the bonnet holding on to the front and Ellis at the steering wheel. L/S of the crates being torched, as they burst into flame the car drives through with Maureen on the front, they come out of the other side and drive off. C/U of a boy with ginger hair in the crowd watching the scene. M/S of Maureen standing on the car again, C/U of her gripping a handle. M/S of her holding on to both handles on the back. The car is pushed along past the camera. L/S of the car approaching a steep ramp, as it takes off Maureen is thrown to the ground, the car lands on the other side. C/U of an ambulance sign. M/S of her being carried on a stretcher and put into the back of an ambulance where a nurse helps lift her in. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/britishpathe Join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/britishpathe Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:79.15