HAUD FORRIT: The Scottish Six Days Reliability Trial

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  • Perth and Perthshire


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  • Transport


  • Amateur
  • Documentary


  • 1920s

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Title: HAUD FORRIT: The Scottish Six Days Reliability Trial

Reference number: 3062

Date: 1925

Director: filmed by G. F. Simpson

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12 mins

Description: Motorcycles and cars taking part in the Scottish Six Days Trial, tackling the steep hills and narrow tracks of the course.

Shotlist: Title missing. gv's 'organising committee' posing in front of sign reading "Spencer Moulton Solid Tyre Fitting Station" (.11) two men standing in front of banner reading "Fill up Here with Shell" (.15) unloading of cans of petrol from back of open truck with sign reading "The Scottish Six Days Reliability Trials "Shell" is available at Kenmore and Perth" (.22) filling a car with petrol from one of the cans (.43) The well-known Amulree Hill was the big feature on the first day's trial.... 1925 shot of motorbikes, fo.fllowed by vintage cars racing up steep hill watched by crowds (1.48) Anxious moments at Kenmore shots of motorbikes followed by cars racing up steel hill (2.48) Checking in at Ballater motorcyclists "checking in" for race (3.10) Rinloon Hill, under the shadow of Dark Lochnagar offered a good trial test. shots of motorbikes and cars going up very steep hill (4.10) On Cockbridge Hill.. motorbikes racing on hill (4.52) Replenishing with Shell at Grantown motorcyclists having bikes re-filled with petrol from cans taken off wagon beside banner reading "Fill up Here with "Shell"" (5.19) Inverfarigaig, with its corkscrew bend was the means of causing "that sinking feeling' in many. motorcyclists and cars driving round sharp bend (6.31) Balchraggan, presented the maximum amount of sport.. c/u motorbikes (some with sidecars) and cars driving up narrow steep road, some being given a push by spectators (8.44) After the exciting times on BALCHRAGGAN, the competitors found MAM RATTACHAN more to their liking motorbikes and cars on steep road with loch in background (9.15) Bean Cars make light of Losgoinn shot of a "Bean" car driving up steep road followed by bikes (10.24) Water splash on Ford Hill bikes going through water splash (10.43) The Beans arrive spick and span on Blackford Hill cars, a truck and bikes on hill (11.51) A Brake Test at the end of the Trial cars being given a brake test (12.09)