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  • Short Summary

    Captain Eyston breaks speed record for small cars in his MG at Brooklands.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Brooklands. 'Baby' Car Record Beaten. Mr G E T Eyston - in a MG Midget - beats Sir Malcolm Campbell's record for mile and kilometre with speed of 96 and 97 mph respectively."

    Brooklands, Surrey.

    Shot of Captain George Eyston in his small M.G. (Morris Garages) sports car / racing car. Eyston and his mechanics check over the car. He climbs into the car. Someone just off camera shakes his hand.

    Shots of Eyston speeding around the Brooklands track - Nice shot as steam train passes.

    Eyston sits in his car and chats (sadly mute).

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    Film ID:
    763.34
    Media URN:
    8374
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/03/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:45:00 / 01:55:36:00
    Canister:
    31/22

Comments (1)

  1. roycousins says

    Brooklands, 13th March 1931 - Eyston broke two Class H records: the flying kilometre at 97.09 mph and the flying mile at 96.93 mph.

    On 25th September the same year at Montlhery near Paris, he achieved 100 miles in one hour in the same car, plus four other Class H records. But the Midget caught fire at over 100 mph and Eyston was injured after jumping out at around 60 mph.

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