• Short Summary

    Kaye Don and Gar Wood race their speed boats for the Harmsworth Trophy.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Detroit. America keeps the Harmsworth Trophy. 'Miss England' develops trouble whilst leading & has to retire, leaving Gar Wood easy victor over Kaye Don."

    Detroit, Michigan, United States of America.

    Two speed boats race across water.

    Aerial views of the race from a low flying plane. Gar Wood, American and Kaye Don, British are neck and neck in the race.

    Shot of 'Miss England III' - Kaye Don - just in the lead.

    Shot of 'Miss America 10' - Gar Wood - just behind.

    Quick aerial shot of 'Miss England III' and shots of her as she slows, I think I can see a flash from the engine. The boat slows right down and pulls in to other small boats on the water. Don has to pull out of the race due to engine trouble.

    'Miss America 10' crosses the winning line alone and is greeted by the chequered flag.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    661.11
    Media URN:
    4741
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:12:00 / 01:17:58:00
    Canister:
    32/74

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