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    No title. Ford GT 40 wins BOAC International 500 Race at Brands Hatch, Kent.

    Various shots cars lined up on grid at Brands Hatch. C/U front of car driven by Bruce McLaren. C/U driver Bruce McLaren. C/U car driven by Dick Thompson. C/U Thompson. C/U of the exhaust coming out of gas turbine car to be driven by Thompson. C/U ditto, pan to the engine. C/U car driven by Joakim Bonnier. C/U Bonnier doing up safety belt. C/U Bonnier.

    M/S cars on grid showing a man dressed in silver suit. Cars waiting for the flag on grid. Camera pans as they start. Various shots of race. Camera pans to show side of the track where the gas turbine car has crashed. C/U Thompson running across track. Pan as he runs to safety. C/Us crashed turbine car. More shots of race.

    C/U as Porsche comes into pit for service. The car is refuelled and driver Jo Siffert changes places with Gerhard Mitter. More shots of race. Cars head towards the finishing line. The flag goes down as Ford driven by Brian Redman crosses the line, other cars follow. M/S winning drivers Brian Redman and Jackie Ickx wearing garlands of flowers sitting in car with two BOAC hostesses. C/U the winners as car moves off. M/S the winners as car drives past camera.

    BOAC = British Overseas Airways Corporation.

    Cars in race include Porsches, Lolas, Fords, Lotus Europas.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:33:00 / 01:15:09:00
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    Sport & Leisure Entertainment & Humour
    McLaren Bruce McLaren
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The race was held on 7 April 1968.

    "C/U front of car driven by Bruce McLaren" - that's the number 34 car. McLaren was partnered in the car by Mike Spence, (not Denny Hulme, as the commentator says, due to a driver change).

    "C/U car driven by Dick Thompson" - it's a Howmet TX Continental.

    "C/U car driven by Joakim Bonnier" - that's the No. 2 car, a Lola T70 Mk 3 Chevrolet, (note that Joakim Bonnier was far better known as Jo Bonnier).

    "driver Jo Siffert changes places with Gerhard Mitter" - that's what the commentator says, but a driver change meant that Siffert actually handed over to Hans Herrmann.

    "Redman and Jackie Ickx wearing garlands of flowers sitting in car" - it's a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow.

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