• Short Summary

    The Motor-Cross des Nations, the international motor cycling trials, held at Knutstorp, Sweden, September 7, had a 16,000 crowd on its toes as home rider Bill Nilson fought it out with England's John Draper.

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    1.
    G.V. TEAMS LINED UP.


    2.
    C.U. UNION JACK.


    3.
    S.V. BRITISH TEAM.


    4.
    CROWD SHOT.


    4 A.
    G.V. START OF RACE, PAN TO BACKVIEW.


    5.
    S.V. RIDERS OVER BUMP.


    6.
    L.V.TOWARDS NO.14.LEADING, JOHN DRAPER, ENGLAND,


    7.
    CROWD SHOT.


    8.
    S.V. RIDERS TOWARDS.


    9.
    TOP V. RIDERS TOWARDS.


    10.
    S.V. NO.26. ALBERT DIRKS, HOLLAND OVER BUMP.


    11.
    S.V. NO.16. BRIAN MARTIN, S.S.A. ENGLAND. OVER BUMP.


    12.
    G.V. RIDERS OVER COURSE.


    13.
    S.V.PAN NO.37.BILL NILSSON OF SWEDEN (CULT WINNER)


    14.
    CROWD SHOT.


    15.
    S.V.PAN NO.22.RENE COMBES OF FRANCE. B.S.A.


    16.
    S.V. NO.14. JOHN DRAPER OVER BUMP.


    17.
    L.V.TOWARDS NO.14. BEING FOLLOWED BY BILL NILSSON OF SWEDEN.


    18.
    CROWD SHOT.


    19.
    L.V. FINISH OF RACE. NO.37. BILL NILSSON OF SWEDEN WINNER.


    20.
    C.U. WINNER BEING HUGGED.


    21.
    S.V. PRESSMEN.


    22.
    L.V. BILL NILSSON RECEIVING GARLAND.




    Initials D.C/CW J.H./P.B.



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    Background: The Motor-Cross des Nations, the international motor cycling trials, held at Knutstorp, Sweden, September 7, had a 16,000 crowd on its toes as home rider Bill Nilson fought it out with England's John Draper.

    Draper set the pace for nine laps but failed to hold off the Sweden.

    Teams from seven countries took part - Sweden, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Italy and France.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABAC9CPHK4SJGNCAR4ZA66DR1J
    Media URN:
    VLVABAC9CPHK4SJGNCAR4ZA66DR1J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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