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  • Short Summary

    Britain's first 'Grand Prix' race held at Brooklands is won by France.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'Brooklands - Britain's First "Grand Prix" - France wins in novel Race of 287 miles.'

    Brooklands, Surrey.

    Racing cars lined up at start of race. Shots of race: sloped sides of track; cars driving around obstacles; some shots from above; going under banner advertisement for 'Delage Cars'; past stands.

    CU winning driver and mechanic; large bouquet of roses on lap of one of the men.

    (Was originally colour-tinted pos. sepia.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2408.06
    Media URN:
    76466
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:48:00 / 01:12:01:00
    Canister:
    ON 320 J

Comments (4)

  1. roycousins says

    The 1926 RAC Grand Prix at Brooklands.

    The French winners were Robert Senechal & Louis Wagner in a Straight-8 Delage

  2. James Thorne says

    1926 RAC Grand Prix at Brooklands

    7th August 1926

    110 laps of 2.61-mile course (287 miles)


    00:10-00:15 – the cars lined up at the start are (nearest to camera) Albert Divo, Talbot 700 (car #1); Robert Benoist, Delage 15-S-8 (car #2); Captain George Eyston, Aston Martin Special (car #3); Major Frank Halford, Halford Special (car #5, largely obscured behind Eyston’s Aston Martin), Jules Moriceau, Talbot 700 (car #6, entirely obscured by the Halford Special), Malcolm Campbell, Bugatti Type 39A (car #7), Major Henry Segrave, Talbot 700 (car #9). Beyond Segrave’s Talbot is the Delage 15-S-8 of Louis Wagner (car #10). The ninth starter, the Delage 15-S-8 of Robert Sénéchal (car #14), is not in shot.

  3. James Thorne says

    00:16-00:23 – the cars lined up are (from right to left), Wagner, Segrave, Campbell, Moriceau, Halford and Eyston. From out of shot on the left, Divo makes the best start, and is followed into shot by Benoist and (finally) Sénéchal. 00:24-00:27 - Robert Benoist, Delage 15-S-8 (car #2) follows Major Henry Segrave, Talbot 700 (car #9) through the sandbank “esses” at the top of the Finishing Straight. 00:28-00:31 - Robert Benoist, Delage 15-S-8 (car #2) follows Major Henry Segrave, Talbot 700 (car #9) through the sandbank “esses” at the bottom of the Finishing Straight. 00:32-00:42 - Albert Divo, Talbot 700 (car #1) follows Major Frank Halford, Halford Special (car #5) through the sandbank “esses” at the top of the Finishing Straight. 00:43-00:49 – Major Henry Segrave, Talbot 700 (car #9) leads Malcolm Campbell, Bugatti Type 39A (car #7) and Robert Benoist, Delage 15-S-8 (car #2) through the sandbank “esses” at the top of the Finishing Straight. 00:50-01:00 – Captain George Eyston, Aston…

  4. James Thorne says

    The third-placed Delage 15-S-8 (car #2, driven by Robert Benoist and reserve driver André Dubonnet), which Benoist drove to victory in the 1927 RAC Grand Prix, also held at Brooklands, and the Halford Special are now on long-term display in the Grand Prix Exhibition at the Brooklands Museum, where visitors can also walk on parts of the original circuit, including the banked curve shown at 00:10-00:23 in the film and the restored top end of the Finishing Straight where the start-line (shown at 00:10-00:23) and the second sandbank “esses” (shown at 00:24-00:27 and 00:32-01:00 in the film) were located.

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