Car Racing Comes Back At Cambridge 1947

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Full title reads: "Car Racing Comes Back At Cambridge".

Gransden Lodge Aerodrome, Cambridgeshire.

Motor racing comes back to Cambridge.

LS General view of the start of race.

Various shots motorcars racing round the track in the 20 lap trophy race.

CU Sheila...

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Cataloguer:
Mark
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Sound
Media URN:
41396
Sort Number:
47/057
Time in/Out:
01:05:52:00 / 01:06:55:00
Canister:
47/57
Film ID:
1189.04
Issue Date:
17/07/1947

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  • The race seen here was notable for being Britain's first post-war road-race. It was held over a distance of 44 miles.

    jamied 17th Feb 2012

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