The Best of Motoring in the Thirties DVD (HMFDVD5012)
A compilation of classic original travelogues from the Austin and Morris Archives re-mastered for DVD.
The 1930s was an era when motoring was still fun. Small cars such as the Austin Seven and the Morris Minor carried a modest price tag and brought motoring within the reach of the middle classes for the first time. They celebrated the freedom this relatively new form of transport gave them by exploring the length and breadth of the British Isles.
These charming travelogues, produced by Morris Motors and the Austin Motor Company, were intended to demonstrate the virtues of their products. Along the way they captured a snapshot of Thirties Britain - its scenery, its people, and its way of life. So jump into the passenger seat and take a trip back in time, through the picturesque villages of England, up into the magnificent mountains of Scotland, and past the impressive monuments of Wales.
The Villages of England (18.5 minutes)
Morris Motors 1934 (B&W)
Lands End to John O’Groats (18.5 minutes)
Morris Motors 1935 (B&W)
The Highlands of Scotland (17.5 minutes)
Morris Motors 1936 (B&W)
All That is England (17.5 minutes)
Austin Motor Company 1936 (B&W)
Facts and Fancies (21.5 minutes)
Morris Motors 1937 (Colour)
(An extremely rare example of a 1930s colour process called Dufaycolour).
Total running time 90 minutes approximately