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  • Description

    Cuts (rushes, out takes) for "Le Mans Special "- they may relate to Colour Pictorial item called "Twenty-Four Hours at Le Mans" or a documentary called "Twenty-Four Hours to History" - see other records. Pathe seem to have shot enough footage to make both the documentary and the Pictorial item.

    Filmed 15 and 16 June 1963.

    Various shots of the race. Some shots of spectators including a woman with a cine camera. C/U of car crashed into a sand bank. Driver gets out of the car. Various shots of the race. Men in suits stand around chatting and smoking. C/Us of the racetrack clock. It reads 4 o'clock. More speeding cars. Victorious team drives close to the crowd in celebration. Good shots of the crowd. Pit stop. Two drivers hold large bunches of gladioli (this points to these being cuts for the CP item). Some night footage of the race. High angle shot of the start of the race. Cars speed off from a stationary position. C/U of unidentified driver. Various shots of the race. A car is dug out of a sand bank. Driver tries to jack the car up. Puts branches under the wheels to stop them slipping in the sand. Spectators applaud as he drives off. Cars seen zooming under the enormous Dunlop tyre archway.

    Some of the footage appears to be too fast - possibly filmed this way to give impression of high speed.

    The cars identifiable during the clip include:

    No 2 is a Maserati Tipo 151/3.
    No 9 is a Ferrari 330LM Berlinetta.
    No 26 is a Ferrari 250GTO LMB.
    No 7 is an Aston Martin DP214.
    No 10 is a Ferrari 330 TRI/LM.
    No 39 is a Lotus Elite Mark 14.
    No 23 is a Ferrari 250P, co-driven by John Surtees.
    00 is a Rover-BRM co-driven by Graham Hill.
    55 is a Fiat Abarth 1000SP.
    12 is a Ferrari 330 LM Berlinetta.
    17 is a Lister Coupe.
    No 41 is a Rene Bonnet Aerodjet.
    8 is an Aston Martin DP214.
    22 is a Ferrari 250SP.
    31 is an MG MGB.
    No 25 is a Ferrari 250GTO.
    No 53 is a Rene Bonnet Aerodjet LM6.
    No 21 is the Ferrari 250P, the winner, of Lorenzo Bandini and Ludovico Scarfiotti.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    3222
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    205.15
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:09:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:32:00 / 01:58:21:00
    Canister:
    CP 447 ? Cuts
    Sort Number:
    CP 447 ? Cuts
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  • Stills

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

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The race seen here is the 1963 24 Hours of Le Mans. It took place over 15 and 16 June 1963.

    The cars identifiable during the clip include:

    No 2 is a Maserati Tipo 151/3.
    No 9 is a Ferrari 330LM Berlinetta.
    No 26 is a Ferrari 250GTO LMB.
    No 7 is an Aston Martin DP214.
    No 10 is a Ferrari 330 TRI/LM.
    No 39 is a Lotus Elite Mark 14.
    No 23 is a Ferrari 250P, co-driven by John Surtees.
    00 is a Rover-BRM co-driven by Graham Hill.
    55 is a Fiat Abarth 1000SP.
    12 is a Ferrari 330 LM Berlinetta.
    17 is a Lister Coupe.
    No 41 is a Rene Bonnet Aerodjet.
    8 is an Aston Martin DP214.
    22 is a Ferrari 250SP.
    31 is an MG MGB.
    No 25 is a Ferrari 250GTO.
    No 53 is a Rene Bonnet Aerodjet LM6.

    Car 21, seen at 04:31, is also a Ferrari 250P, and is the eventual winner of the race. It is seen again at 05:09, carrying the winning drivers Lorenzo Bandini and Ludovico Scarfiotti.

  2. British Pathé says

    Many thanks - see the amended description with your helpful information included.

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