Birmingham's Outboard Meeting 1952

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    Midland Hydroplane Meeting, Birmingham; Salford Bridge Reservoir becomes a racecourse for speedboat enthusiasts.

    GV. Hydroplanes racing in Class B race. CU. Two hydroplanes rounding buoy at speed. Drivers leaning inward as they turn. GV. Rest of field rounding buoy, and racing up straight. SV. Pan, Cheery-Bye, No. 150, winning Class B. race.

    GV. Crowd on bank watching crews working on hydroplanes alongside bank & SV. CU. Name of boat "Voodoo". CU. "Flying Saucer". CU. "Who Cares". LV. Large clock ticking off seconds to start. SCU. Starter's miniature cannons firing at. LV. Start of X class race.

    SV. Outboard boat bouncing along (taken from accompanying launch). LV. Hydroplane bouncing round marker buoy, at turn. SV. Pan, K. A. Long, winning X Class race. SV. Small canon being fired as boat passes line. CU. K. A. Long removing crash helmet.

    (Mute Neg.) (Title Scene "J")

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1952
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    27429
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    26.62
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:05:00 / 01:48:00:00
    Canister:
    52/72
    Sort Number:
    52/072
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