THE FORDS VISIT FDR AT WHITE HOUSE Henry and Edsel Ford are bombarded by the press as they arrive and later exit the White House to have lunch with President Roosevelt to discuss the national economic crisis.
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.
GRAND PRIX DE PAU, FRANCE The annual Grand Prix de Pau sees Rene Dreyfus fighting it out with Rudolf Caracciola for the title of one of France's biggest auto races on the winding streets of Pau. It's a close finish but Dreyfus wins the race.
JOHN COBB TESTS NEW SPEED RACER Speed racer John Cobb sets his sights on breaking the world's land speed record of 345 m.p.h. just set by Captain Eyston. His new Napier-Railton car looks like something from the future as it's prepared for and taken on a test run across the Bonneville, Utah salt flats.
CHARLESTON, S.C. TORNADO AFTERMATH A 72 m.p.h. double tornado rips apart Charleston, South Carolina leaving 26 people dead. Trees are stripped bare, cars overturned and houses turned into kindling by the deadly storm.
FRENCH INVENT THE MINI-CAR A Paris inventor comes up with a solution for parking and getting through traffic quickly--a tiny road-flea automobile. Crowds gawk as the drivers steps out of the futuristic looking car then carries it to a parking space.
WASHINGTON D.C. PLANE CRASH KILLS TWO Twisted metal and burned automobiles are all that's left after Lieutenant Colonel Leslie MacDill and Private J.G. Gloxner perish in a plane crash in Washington D.C. The men were attempting a forced landing when they lost control.
NEW WINDSHIELD TESTED FOR CARS A new larger windshield is tested in hopes of increasing driver safety through increased visibility. Driver POV looking out through the new window at traffic and scientists running tests and taking measurements.
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