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    Motor racing. Location of events unknown.

    Automobiles; racing. Various shots of cars in road race; driving on curving road w/ woods alongside. 1920s. Some of the cars are race cars but there are also sporty non-race cars and even some big enclosed boxy-looking vehicles. Each car has driver and passenger (riding mechanic). Cars drive fast past sign Danger Drive Slowly- -a bit ironic & funny. (Sign is not very large but is visible & noticeable.) More driving round curves.

    Then cars drive down narrow ramp which slopes down to wider track; shots both from behind and in front of cars coming down ramp. Cars drive on rather primitive track on flat plain. Cars coming up hill through tunnel w/ signs on tunnel advertising Henlys; London's Leading Motor Agents; Over 200 Cars in Stock; etc. Start of race: shot of many cars lined up at starting line. Guys hurry to start their engines; then jump in and the cars start off. More shots of cars going down ramp; from various angles & distances. Safety; speed.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:16:00 / 01:52:27:00
    ON 347 E
    Sort Number:
    ON 347 E
  • Appears in...

    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture Entertainment & Humour
    Brooklands racing The Great Tour Rennsport
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. roycousins says

    This is at Brooklands, Surrey. These are not racing cars, this is some kind of club event.

    Car 52 is a Bugatti (horseshoe radiator), car 33 is an Amilcar. Lots of Salmson cars: 41, 34, 29.

    00:14 "cars drive down narrow ramp which slopes down to wider track" - cars descending the Test Hill at Brooklands to the Start/Finish Straight below.

    Car 66 is a big Bugatti tourer.

    "Cars coming up hill through tunnel w/ signs on tunnel advertising Henlys" - this is an access tunnel under the banking.

    "shot of many cars lined up at starting line" - the Start line, under the footbridge.

    03:03 - cars descending the Test Hill.

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