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  • Short Summary

    Vast crowds turn up to watch motor car racing at Brooklands.

  • Description

    Weybridge, Surrey.

    Title: "100 MILES AN HOUR. Huge holiday crowds see thrilling racing at Brooklands".

    Top shot of several racing cars surrounded by large crowds. Panning shot of racing cars lining up for the start of a race. Various panning shots following the bullet shaped cars as they race around the track. High angled L/S of the track, the stands are packed with spectators watching the cars race around.

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    Film ID:
    338.23
    Media URN:
    24363
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1924
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:46:00 / 01:41:41:00
    Canister:
    G 1080

Comments (1)

  1. roycousins says

    00:11- the car in the foreground (No.4) is Dario "Dolly" Resta's 3-litre Sunbeam.
    00:27 - Resta's Sunbeam overtakes another car (Resta was killed at Brooklands in September 1924 in a land speed record attempt).
    00:36 - car No.2 is a 1½-litre AC (possibly J.A. Joyce) and No.4 is the single-seater Lanchester Forty.

    Footage is probably not from a single race - there are two car No.4's.

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