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Speed Machines - Cutty Sark and the Great Clippers 
Series Synopsis: Speed Machines tells the story of eight battles to design and build the fastest car, ship, plane, boat and train. It seems that as soon as we were able to build these vehicles, there was someone who wanted theirs to go faster than anyone else's. In these stories we meet the people who tried everything they knew to beat the competition and we re-live their successes and failures. Above all, we meet the winners – the people who designed, built and then raced the fastest speed machines of their time.
Cutty Sark and the Great Clippers - They were fast, they were sleek and 150 years ago the great tea clippers ruled the waves. Battling the elements, the clippers raced to deliver their valuable tea cargo from China to the fashionable tea-drinking sets in London. Great prizes of revenue and prestige awaited the first to bring the tea home. Competition was fierce, pitting ship against ship, captain against captain and crew against crew. The Cutty Sark and the Thermopylae emerged as the pinnacle of the clipper class. Attracting the best captains and crews, the world was gripped by their head-to-head challenges.
Original Air Date: Channel 4 2003
Recorded: Channel 4+1 Monday 19 January 2009 12:05 am
Filename: Speed Machines - Cutty Sark and the Great Clippers [XVid] .avi
Size: 499 Mb
Frame Size: 720 x 544
Frame Rate: 25 fps
Bit Rate: 1398 kbps
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