The Launch of the Austin 8

As part of the launch of the Austin 8, in 1938, this publicity film was produced.

This type of film was not unusual at the time and the idea was to present the car by setting a target – in this case to climb 25,000 feet in a day. The area chosen was the Lake District and the film is worth viewing for the scenery and a glimpse of life (and roads) pre war.

Please click on the link below and enjoy.