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    L/S of a sports arena with a road running through it. A woman with large boned skirt rides a stunt bicycle - she is sitting very high on the bike with her skirt billowing out. Cars follow. L/S of small stock racing cars travelling around a racing track. This may be a race for hand built vehicles or something similar. L/S of a motorcycle moving off down the track away from the camera. There are lots of signs around the track advertising the Ford Motor Company and Dunlop.

    This showground is presumably in America. High angle shot of car exhibition. Sign over an archway is the Ford logo. Lots of people mill around looking at the cars on display. Camera tilts up to show size of crowd and display of vehicles. Short shot of an advert for a "Fordson cwt Van". M/S of car racing towards the camera on the race track. The car is then reversed around some barrels. Low angle shot of spectators standing behind a fence.

    Note: Julian has identified this as Dufaycolour. It is very difficult to date this film. Perhaps a car expert could do it!

    Safety Dufaycolour print only.

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    British Pathé
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    01:00:02:00 / 01:01:39:00
    EP 307
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    EP 307
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    Sport & Leisure Entertainment & Humour
    Dufaycolor USA Daily Life Old motorcycle racing
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "This showground is presumably in America." - I think it could potentially be in Britain, as the vehicle seen at 1:14 bears the British number plate "AHV 353". I can't be certain, though.

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