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  • Description

    Soundtrack is currently missing for this item.

    Empire Speedway, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia.

    Brief shots of a man sitting in a racing car and putting his crash helmet on. M/S of cars moving off towards the racetrack. Several shots of the race. Car number one, driven by Wally James, starts to go out of control and crashes into a fence that people are standing behind. We see the crash in L/S as bodies are thrown about like rag dolls with the force of the impact - very horrible. People rush about in panic and try to assist the injured ones. Brief shots of the front of the damaged front of the car.

    Note: commentary in paperwork says that three people were killed and ten others hurt.
    Event occurred on 13th June 1938.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1938
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    17303
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    971.32
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:12:00 / 01:30:10:00
    Canister:
    38/54
    Sort Number:
    38/054
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Sport & Leisure
    WorkSpaces
    Thunder Road research
  • Stills

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

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