• Short Summary

    AMERICAN-STYLE "DRAG" RACING, A SPORT THAT STARTED AS A CRAZE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND HAS NOW GAINED INTERNATIONAL STATUS, HAD ITS FIRST BRITISH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL TODAY AT BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT IN SURREY.

  • Description

    1.
    GV.DRAG CAR BEING INSPECTED BEFORE TRIALS NO.70 CAR OWNED BY A. HERRIDGE (UK)
    0.05

    2.
    SCU.PAN...DITTO
    0.18

    3.
    GV CU.AMERICAN DRAG CAR (2 SHOTS)
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    4.
    REAR VIEW.TILT DOWN. AMERICAN DRIVER..INSCRIPTION ON HIS BACK "RAMCHARGERS"
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    5.
    GV.NO.22 CAR DRIVEN BY TONY NANCY (US) BEING PUSHED INTO POSITION
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    6.
    SCU.SPECTATORS
    0.42

    7.
    GV TO SCU.DRAGSTER BEING PREPARED FOR TRIAL
    0.51

    8.
    GV.PAN...DRAGSTERS BEING WARMED UP
    1.05

    9.
    SV.SPECTATORS
    1.07

    10.
    GV.PAN...NO.68 D. JENKINSON (UK) ALONG TRACK
    1.18

    11.
    GV.PAN NO.71 J. HARRISON (UK) AWAY
    1.30

    12.
    GV.PAN...NO.72 N. T. HILLS (UK) AWAY
    1.39

    13.
    GV.PAN...NO.45 BOB KEITH (US) AWAY PARACHUTE OPENS
    1.46

    14.
    GV.PAN...DRAGSTER WITH A SALOON BODY PAST CAMERA AND AWAY
    1.53

    15.
    SV. SPECTATORS
    1.56

    16.
    GV.PAN...AWAY FROM START -- 1907 NAPIER ZOOMS
    2.05



    Initials DR/V/MGT/JG


    SPORT: CAR RACING

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    Background: AMERICAN-STYLE "DRAG" RACING, A SPORT THAT STARTED AS A CRAZE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND HAS NOW GAINED INTERNATIONAL STATUS, HAD ITS FIRST BRITISH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL TODAY AT BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT IN SURREY.

    THE DRAGSTER CARS, MOST OF THEM LIGHT WEIGHT WEDGE-SHAPED FRAMES DRIVEN BY EXTREMELY POWERFUL ENGINES, INCLUDED MANY OF THE WORLD'S FASTEST MODELS. AMONG THE COMPETITORS WERE A 30-STRONG TEAM OF AMERICAN DRAG RACING EXPERTS WHO BROUGHT 10 CARS FROM THE AMERICAN QUARTER-MILE RECORD, HAS A SUPER-CHARGED V8 ENGINE THAT COVERED 440 YARDS FROM STANDSTILL IN 7.57 SECONDS -- TO REACH 204 MILES PER HOUR.

    THE RACES WERE RUN OVER THE 440-YARD STRAIGHT COURSE, BEGINNING FROM A STATIONARY POSITION. CARS WERE ALL APPROACHING 200 MILES AN HOUR WHEN THEY RELEASED ONCE THEY WERE OVER THE FINISHING LINE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3QZO46RJGJTXWMHH43RF630BB
    Media URN:
    VLVA3QZO46RJGJTXWMHH43RF630BB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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