• Short Summary

    British drivers win amongst the showers at the Le Mans endurance race.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "British Cars supreme. Sweeping victories in Le Mans 24 hour race."

    Le Mans, France.

    Cars speed around the Le Mans long distance track. The track is wet and rain is falling.

    VS of cars racing around track.

    Night shots of cars racing with headlights.

    POV shot from racing car.

    British driver and crew are hailed in the pit lane.

    MS of Hindmarsh giving interview at the end of the 24 hour endurance race.

    CU drivers waving (Johnny Hindmarsh and Luis Fontes).

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel. Matches missing item from 35/49.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1881.03
    Media URN:
    75459
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/06/1935
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:26:00 / 01:29:42:00
    Canister:
    35/49 / UNI GAZ ROLL 1

Comments (4)

  1. jamied says

    The event was held on 15 and 16 June 1935.

    Car 29 seen is an Aston Martin Ulster.

    Car 60 is an Austin 7 Speedy.

    The winners are Johnny Hindmarsh and co-driver Luis Fontes in their Lagonda M45R Rapide. Hindmarsh is interviewed at 99:51. He's the bald, moustachioed man. The man behind him, wearing glasses, is Luis Fontes.

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  2. jamied says

    Oops! I said that "Hindmarsh is interviewed at 99:51" - that should read 00:57.

    "CU driver waving. (Presumably Johnny Hindmarsh or Luis Fontes.)" - actually that's both of them there, having a little wave!

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  3. British Pathé says

    Thanks!

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  4. British Pathé says

    Thanks again jamied. Much appreciated.

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