Speed Aces At Brooklands 1938

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Titles read: "SPEED ACES AT BROOKLANDS".

Brooklands, Surrey.

Various shots of motor racing at Brooklands track. Crowds watch the cars zoom by. M/S of the winner, J P Wakefield coming over the finishing line, and seated in his flower-covered car, shaking hands with people after the...

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Cataloguer:
Sarah
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Sound
Media URN:
17998
Sort Number:
38/069
Time in/Out:
01:49:05:00 / 01:50:12:00
Canister:
38/69
Film ID:
977.51
Issue Date:
29/08/1938

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  • The 1938 Junior Car Club 200 Mile Race on the Campbell Circuit at Brooklands took place on the 27th August 1938.

    The winner, Johnny Wakefield (scion of the family that started Castrol) was killed in an air accident in 1942, while serving in the Fleet Air Arm in WW2.

    roycousins 19th Dec 2012
  • Johnny Wakefield's family made their fortune in gunpowder manufacture: there is no direct connection to Charles Cheers Wakefield.

    Vitesse 19th Sep 2013

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