• Short Summary

    Horrific footage of Frank Lockhart's fatal car crash during his bid for the speed record.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "A Tragedy of Speed!! - Graphic pictures of Frank Lockhart's fatal bid for speed record."

    Daytona Beach, Florida, United States of America.

    M/S of Frank Lockhart in his Stutz Black Hawk motor car, surrounded by people, before his bid for the speed record. Aerial shot taken from a plane of the car speeding along the beach. L/S of the car coming along the beach, past a small crowd of spectators. The car suddenly veers out of control and turns over several times, disintegrating as it goes; we see Lockhart's body come flying out of the car and through the air, landing on the beach - quite horrific. Spectators react with horror - some rush towards the vehicle.

    M/S of the wrecked car - it is completely smashed; a crowd of people stand around it; a man looks inside.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    724.31
    Media URN:
    34771
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1928
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:29:00 / 01:51:26:00
    Canister:
    G 1500

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The crash occurred on 25 April 1928.

    "Frank Lockhart in his motor car" - it's called the Stutz Black Hawk.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

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