• 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.

  • Tags

  • 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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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