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  • Short Summary

    Kaye Don wins the International Tourist Trophy Race for Britain in Northern Ireland.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "Britain wins International Tourist Trophy Race - 44 cars take part in thrilling Motor Race over 40 mile course in Ulster."

    Ulster, Northern Ireland.

    L/S of a long line of men rushing towards their cars, climbing in and setting off in a race. Various shots of the cars racing through the town; one of them does an amazing skid after coming round a bend.

    Intertitle reads: "Capt. Campbell's Car... the favourite... catches fire."
    M/Ss of Captain Campbell and others trying to put out a fire on the car in the pit; as the fire gets worse, the car is wheeled off.

    More shots of the race.

    Intertitle reads: "Kaye Don wins exciting race by 13 seconds."
    Brief M/S of a car zooming past the cheering crowd - presumably Kaye Don. L/S of the winning car driving through the crowd after the race. Kaye is congratulated by the crowd and receives his trophy

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:53:00 / 01:20:53:00
    G 1531

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The race seen here is being run on the Ards circuit.

    "Campbell and others trying to put out a fire on the car" - it's a Bugatti Type 43.

    "L/S of the winning car" - it's a Lea-Francis S-type Hyper.

  2. jamied says

    "Captain Campbell" referred to Is Malcolm Campbell.

    The race took place on 18 August 1928.

    The attached newspaper article gives a flavour of some of the driver entrants and their cars.....

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