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    Motoring Grand Prix in France.

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    Lyons, France.

    Title: "506 MILES IN 425 MINUTES! Great Britain (Mr. Seagrave in a Sunbeam) finishes fifth in Motoring Grand Prix".

    L/S of motor cars racing down a track producing a cloud of dust. M/S of cars racing away from the camera, spectators watch the race from either side of the track looking over high barriers.

    High angled shot of the race taken from the top of a slope going down towards the track, spectators stand on the hillside. High angled shot of cars racing around a sharp bend in the race course. M/S of cars coming around a bend towards the camera.

    M/S of the lead car reaching the end of the race, he passes a large cheering crowd and packed spectator stands. M/S, looking over the heads of the crowd, of the winner, being presented with a trophy, the veranda he is on is so packed it is hard to distinguish which is him. C/U of two men surrounded by a crowd, one man wears an 'Alfa Romeo' sweater - could be Seagrave?

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:00:00 / 01:40:05:00
    G 1110

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  1. Unknown user says

    Despite the title card, all references to "Seagrave" should read Segrave, (Henry Segrave).

    The race seen here is the 1924 French Grand Prix.

    The race was held on 3 August 1924.

    "C/U of two men surrounded by a crowd, one man wears an 'Alfa Romeo' sweater - could be Seagrave" - no, the man in the Alfa Romeo gear is race-winner Giuseppe Campari. The man on the right is second-placed driver Albert Divo.

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