British car manufacturer, Rover Company, demonstrates a gas turbine automobile
Belgium Date:1952 Duration:1 min 24 sec Sound:Yes
British car manufacturer, Rover Company, demonstrates the world's first gas turbine car, JET 1, by driving it 140 miles per hour on the Jabekke highway in Belgium, under the auspices of the Royal Automobile Club of Belgium. Officials of that organization occupy a monitoring van. View from overhead of gas turbine car speeding towards camera. Driver is interviewed, while sitting in the car. View of helmeted driver running the turbine car at a higher speed, of 153 miles per hour, a world's record for a gas turbine car. View from above of the car speeding away from the camera.
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