• Short Summary

    The finish of the RAC 1,000 mile car endurance rally.

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    Cars arrive at the finish line of the RAC 1,000 mile endurance rally.

    Full title reads: "Torquay. British Cars & Private Owners Triumph - in Royal Automobile Club's greatest motoring test - the '1,000-mile Rally'.

    Torquay, Devon.

    Men dressed for bad weather stand around small wooden hut (final control point) taking notes. C/U man seated in hut and his colleague wearing a sou'wester - very wrapped up against the weather. They are race's official timekeepers and they are checking in the cars.

    High angle shot of car approaching Finish line of RAC 1,000 mile rally. A crowd of people line the finishing straight. The car is driving quite slowly. A man in uniform is waving the car on - he may be an RAC man.

    Shots from the other direction of cars approaching the finishing line.

    High angle shot of three young women. The middle young woman - Penny Naysmith (sp. ?) - is talking: she says she has had a nice trip, with only a bit of trouble at Camberley and that she drove all of the 1000 miles herself.

    Note: a mute version of this story exists on tape *PM0665*, film id 665.19. See separate record for details. AH 2001.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:03:00 / 01:45:00:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    The RAC Rally - 1st to 5th March 1932.

    00:16 - seated in the box is A.V. Ebblewhite, the Brooklands timekeeper.

    "The middle young woman - Penny Naysmith (sp. ?)" - Eirane "Paddie" Naismith was an actress, racing driver and aviatrix. She started out in 1931 in Barbara Cartland's “Brooklands Society Ladies’ Handicap” (not a real race, but a set-up for the press), but then became a successful racing driver, as well as an aviatrix. Her picture was used as the first colour television transmission image in 1940 (she was a striking redhead).

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