• Short Summary

    Lee Guinness motor car races round track at Brooklands.

  • Description

    The Lee Guinness Motor Racing Car circling Brooklands, Surrey. 1919 ?

    Various shots panning on the racing car as it drives at high speed from right to left. Some shots with 1 or 2 other cars. Each car has 2 men in it - driver and mechanic. Some men run onto track; applaud as car approaches; stops. CU Guinness (?) and mechanic seated in car with group of people standing around it. They both wear white boiler suits and goggles.

    Alternative spelling - Guiness.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2364.02
    Media URN:
    75923
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1919
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:04:00 / 01:09:31:00
    Canister:
    ON 254 D

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The spelling of the name in the title, the shots list and the tags should read "Lee Guinness", the man in question being a member of he famous Guinness brewing family.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks for pointing this out. Does anyone have any idea of the date. We think it's around 1919.

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  3. roycousins says

    Not 1919: Brooklands did not reopen until after repairs to the track (damaged by the solid tyres of RFC/RAF trucks) in March 1920, after WW1.

    This is the JCC 200-Mile Race on 19th August 1922, won by K.L. Guinness in car No.6, a 1½-litre Talbot Darracq.

    The driver is Kenelm Edward "Bill" Lee Guinness, of the Irish brewing family and KLG spark plugs.

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