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  • Short Summary

    Motor car racing at Brooklands - good shots of car in pit stop.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "3 World's Motoring Records. Broken by Mr. J. G. Parry Thomas in his 8 cylinder Leyland".

    Brooklands Race Track, Surrey.

    L/S of bullet shape racing car driving around sloping track. M/S of group of men; a man in leather helmet drinks from tea cup - J. G. Parry Thomas? Various M/Ss of racing car in pit stop; mechanics frantically change wheels, oil etc. The mechanics then help car start by pushing it. Various L/Ss of cars racing around track.

    Note: item almost identical to Pathe Gazette story with same title from 1924 in G 1140. AH 2001.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    640.29
    Media URN:
    26309
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:16:00 / 01:59:10:00
    Canister:
    G 1336

Comments (1)

  1. roycousins says

    "a man in leather helmet drinks from tea cup - J. G. Parry Thomas?" Yes, John Godfrey Parry-Thomas. He lived at Brooklands in a bungalow called "The Hermitage." He was chief engineer at Leyland Motors, then gave it up to race cars and break speed records.

    Parry-Thomas was killed in his Leyland-Thomas Special "Babs" at Pendine Sands on 3rd March 1927 while attempting to take the Land Speed Record from Malcolm Campbell.

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