BONNETS OVER THE BORDER

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Places:

  • Argyllshire
  • Ayrshire
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Midlothian
  • Perth and Perthshire
  • Stirlingshire

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation
  • Sporting activities
  • Transport
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: BONNETS OVER THE BORDER

Reference number: 1602

Date: 1962

Director: d. Peter Mills

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and the National Benzole Co.

Production company: Random Production

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 18.30 mins

Description: A record of the three-day rally organised by the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain and the Royal Scottish Automobile Club, starting in Edinburgh and finishing at Turnberry via the Trossachs and Glasgow.

See 4/11/79 for script. Original title VETERAN CAR CLUB RALLY. Also re-issued as shorter version, entitled RACERS AWAY, in the USA in 1967. Special print entitled BONNETS OVER THE BORDER made for Films of Scotland with titles cut onto original negative.

Credits: ph. Gordon Lang, Peter Mills
ass. camera Dicky Lorimer, John Rendall
ed. Michael Boyd
w. Nevil Lloyd
comm. Simon Lack.
m.p.s. Russ Henderson Steel Band

Shotlist: PART ONE
Credits (0.23) shots of Edinburgh Castle (0.32) wide shot at the start of the Veteran Car Club Rally near Holyrood Palace (1.12) c/u of cars; 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost; shots inside 1913 car with brass controls; c/u man starting a 1910 German Phanomobile; c/u fan pump; French Supercycle car; 1904 Gardner Seppoullet; c/u gauges; crowds look carefully at the gleaming cars (3.08) owners and mechanics make adjustments before leaving; changing a wheel; ms official obscuring speedometer with tape; 1901 Renault; Beeston tricycle, c/u detail tricycle; gvs oldest car in the rally, 1897 Daimler (4.28) gvs of cars passing starting line (5.23) gvs of cars travelling along Princes Street, Edinburgh; drivers using hand signals before turning (6.15) shot of car in countryside with Forth Rail Bridge in background (6.22) cars passing over Kincardine bridge (6.40) gvs cars pulling up at "Ferrygate" checkpoint and petrol station and shots of cars filling up with petrol and water; shots of Norwegian Minerva; female pump attendants dressed in blue and yellow "National" dresses fill up the cars (7.20) cars leave checkpoint, including 1913 "Argyle" tourer (7.48) cars driving through countryside; c/u judges checking the cars' speed (8.54) gvs of cars pause at Perth (9.17) shot of car filling up at petrol station (9.22) shots as cars pull up at Station Hotel in Perth (9.26) cars leaving Perth (9.40)

PART TWO
No credits. Cars passing through countryside near Lochearnhead [music: steel drum version of the Bonny Banks of Loch Lomond] (0.33) stop at Hotel St. Phillips, c/u of cars; 1915 Peugot; man struggles to put up the hood on a 1904 car (0.51) gvs of Loch Earn, cars arriving at Lochearnhead Hotel and shots of cars filling up (1.56) cars leaving Lochearnhead (2.03) arrival at the Trossachs Hotel with c/u of cars; more hoods are put up; 1897 Daimler arrives; c/u tax disc (?) (3.21) shots of cars driving through countryside; shots of 1897 going uphill, followed by a van carrying the owner's Jaguar; shot of patrolling breakdown vans; 1906 Cadillac climbing upwards (5.02) shot of car broken down by road-side with shots of AA patrolman assisting (5.25) gvs of the cars at Blythswood Square in Glasgow [steel drums: "I Belong to Glasgow"] (5.57) cars arriving at disused Turnberry airfield, Ayrshire (6.16) gvs various driving tests, including the Phanomobile completing a slalom [v/o: "the Wibble Wobble"]; garaging and bursting balloons (8.31) wide shots of cars parked (8.51)