CANNES CARNIVAL OF FLOWERS Hundreds of people gather for the beginning of the Cannes Battle of Flowers. Wagons decorated with blossoms roll past spectators. Distant boats in the harbor are also decorated with blossoms and pennants for the annual carnival. Driver POV from a horse-drawn cart.
EYSTON SETS 345 M.P.H. LAND SPEED RECORD British racing ace Captain George Eyston prepares for a new world speed mark as his car "Thunderbolt" is painted black and the track prepared on the Bonneville, Utah salt flats. Driver POV of the sand blurring by as Eyston breaks his last speed record with a new one for 345 m.p.h.
CAPTAIN EYSTON UNPACKS "THUNDERBOLT" CAR British speed king Captain George Eyston unpacks his 3600 horsepower "Thunderbolt" in preparation of beating his earlier speed record of 312 m.p.h. Observer POV of the dashboard reveals numerous dials and controls that will be used to track its speed.
CAPTAIN EYSTON REGAINS SPEED RECORD CROWN British speed racer Captain Eyston recaptures his crown by beating John Cobb's land speed record of 357 m.p.h. with a new record of 357 m.p.h. The revamped Thunderbolt seems to soar over the sand seen partially by pilot POV from the air.
FDR ON TRAIN & GETS TOUR OF ROYAL GORGE President Roosevelt takes a transcontinental train tour through states where his New Deal is threatned. At one point the President arrives in Pueblo, Colorado where he sees constituents and enjoys a tour of the Royal Gorge. Train POV of the sights.
DAREDEVIL RIDES & DISMOUNTS CAR AT 70.M.P.H Full-blooded Cherokee Chief Bob Whitehorse performs a sensational stunt as he "rides" the back of an automobile going 70 m.p.h. before letting go and tumbling through the dirt. The Chief is unhurt but his white jumpsuit is definitely in need of cleaning now. Great passenger POV out the back window as the daredevil lets go.
CALIFORNIA AQUAPLANE RACE Aquaplaners try to stay upright in the annual race from Catalina Island to Hermosa Beach, California but Bob Brown wins the race. Boat or aquaplaner POV of the waves as they race over the water.
WISCONSIN ICE BOAT RACE What looks like a sailing regatta at first glance turns out to be ice boats in a Williams Bay, Wisconsin raced to the finish line. Ice boat POV of an opponent who has pulled ahead and veering wildly in an effort to maintain speed and balance.
1937 POUGHKEEPSIE ROWING REGATTA The Washington Huskies win the Poughkeepsie, N.Y. rowing regatta for the second year in a row defeating Navy and five other teams. Passenger POVs from the observation train as it follows the rowers to the thrilling finish.
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