Motor Racing - Various 1930-1959

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Collection of stories about motor racing.

i) "Car Racing in Italy - Nuvolari wins chief event on Naples Circuit" - Pathe Gazette item. Various shots of cars moving away from the starting line and speeding around the track. Low angle shot of Prince Umberto watching from a balcony. Excited plummy...

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Cataloguer:
Jenny
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Sound
Media URN:
85636
Sort Number:
DOCS
Time in/Out:
01:44:43:00 / 01:58:17:00
Canister:
DOCS
Film ID:
2987.04
Issue Date:
1930 - 1959

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  • ii) Luigi Fagioli wins the 1935 Monaco Grand Prix in a Mercedes-Benz W125.

    iii) This is the BARC Meeting at Brooklands in August 1936.

    20.02: 4 - BMW 328, 9 - Frazer Nash, 10 - Bugatti, 10 - Frazer Nash, 11 - Frazer Nash, 12 - Aston Martin.

    02.17: "...one of the entries is Prince Chula of Siam, who seems to be one of the keenest racing drivers in this country." - Chula entered the car for the races, but his cousin, Prince Bira, was the driver.

    "R.H. Eccles wins in a Rapier Special" - the 1st August Mountain handicap (1936) was a dead heat between Roy Eccles 1100cc Lagonda Rapier Special and King-Clark's supercharged 747cc MG. The Rapier was built to special order for Eccles and still races today.

    roycousins 20th Dec 2012
  • iii) "Short shot of demonstration of a car which has an engine at each end. "Very nice" observes the narrator, "provided they both pull in the same direction"." - it's one of the two Bimotore Alfa Romeos. As the name suggests, it has two engines, but mounted side-by-side, not front and rear. It was built by Scuderia Ferrari who were then Alfa's race team, but only became constructors after WW2.

    roycousins 20th Dec 2012
  • iv) Monaco Grand Prix - 2nd April 1934. The winner was Guillaume "Guy" Moll in a P3 Alfa Romeo. He also won another Grand Prix at AVUS (Berlin) on 27th May, but was killed in an accident in the Coppa Acerbo at Pescara on 15th August.

    roycousins 20th Dec 2012
  • vii) 1957 British Grand Prix at Aintree. Stirling Moss & Tony Brooks share the win in a Vanwall (VW5).

    roycousins 20th Dec 2012

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