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    Motor racing at Brooklands race track in Surrey.

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    Car race at Brooklands, Surrey.

    Drivers run to their racing cars at start of race Various shots cars going around sloped curves of the track. Car at pit stop, co-driver jumps out and does a few things. More shots of race in progress.

    Several shots of Prince Albert (Duke of York) - wearing bowler hat and suit - being given tour of racetrack.

    More shots of racing. Various shots of pits where mechanics are at work - changing tyres, refilling petrol tank and doing general maintenance to cars.

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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:10:00 / 02:03:45:00
    ON 378 D

Comments (2)

  1. roycousins says

    A sports car race with a proper old-style Le Mans start. Drivers must erect the hood before setting off and can only lower it after the first stop.

    Bentleys, Bugattis, Lea Francis, Rileys, etc. Worth millions now and not exactly cheap then!

  2. roycousins says

    Probably the Essex Motor Club 6-Hour Endurance Race on 12th May 1928
    (the only long distance race for touring cars at Brooklands that year).

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