• Short Summary

    Amateur motor racing in at disused airfield in Germany.

  • Description

    Amateurs race like chimps. Germany.

    L/S Cars racing away from the a start in the Pfersfelv race. L/S Cars coming round the bend one of the cars comes into picture cornering on two wheels. L/S Pan. car spinning on the track it almost collides with another car. L/S Pan. another car comes into a skid and spins off the track. L/S Car driving off the track at speed. L/S Pan. cars racing. L/S car coming towards camera backwards and spins round in front of camera. L/S Pan. two cars coming round the bend nose to tail. L/S one of the cars spins on the track. L/S Another car skidding along the sideways on the track leaves the track and skids across the rough ground.

    L/S Pan. another car spinning onto the rough ground. L/S Cars coming towards camera round bend. L/S as a car comes skidding along the track backwards hits the rough ground and turns over does one complete somersault and lands on its side. L/S Cars racing. L/S Two bystanders running towards the crashed car to help the driver out. L/S Cars coming round the bend a car comes round the bend at a terrific speed and skids off the track backwards. L/S Another car comes skidding towards camera hits the rough ground and does two complete somersaults landing the right way up and the driver's legs can be seen where his head and shoulders ought to be.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1718.06
    Media URN:
    53336
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:10:00 / 01:06:09:00
    Canister:
    61/27

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The location for this clip is an airfield at Bad Kreuznach, Germany.

    "Pfersfelv" - I can't find out what that means!

    Amongst the cars seen are an Alfa Romeo, an NSU Prinz, an Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite, a Porsche 356 and a Goggomobil.

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