A Tragedy Of Speed!! 1928

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    Full titles read: "A Tragedy of Speed!! - Graphic pictures of Frank Lockhart's fatal bid for speed record."

    Daytona Beach, Florida, United States of America.

    M/S of Frank Lockhart in his Stutz Black Hawk motor car, surrounded by people, before his bid for the speed record. Aerial shot taken from a plane of the car speeding along the beach. L/S of the car coming along the beach, past a small crowd of spectators. The car suddenly veers out of control and turns over several times, disintegrating as it goes; we see Lockhart's body come flying out of the car and through the air, landing on the beach - quite horrific. Spectators react with horror - some rush towards the vehicle.

    M/S of the wrecked car - it is completely smashed; a crowd of people stand around it; a man looks inside.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:29:00 / 01:51:26:00
    G 1500
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    G 1500
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    Sport & Leisure
    Landspeed King of Speed racing Sport & Entertainment
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  • The crash occurred on 25 April 1928.

    "Frank Lockhart in his motor car" - it's called the Stutz Black Hawk.

    jamied 23rd May 2012
  • Thanks.

    British Pathé 14th Aug 2012

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