• Short Summary

    Le Mans is one by British drivers Shelby and Salvadori in Aston Martin car.

  • Description

    Title reads: "British wins Le Mans".

    Le Mans Grand Prix, France.

    Various shots of race track: crowds in the grandstands and around the cars in the pits. C/U mechanic knocking wheel onto No. 14 Ferrari. C/U head-lights being tested. Panning shot cars get away at start and go under Dunlop bridge. Various shots of race. C/U spectator asleep. Various shots cars with their head-lights on racing through the night.

    M/S spectators having a wash as the dawn breaks. More shots race, including shot of crashed car by side of track. L/S no. 46, driver D.B. Panhard, pulling into the pits. C/U mechanic changing plugs. More shots of the race. L/S press photographers at the finishing line.

    L/S race official waving chequered flag as Aston Martin driven by Roy Salvadori and Carrol Shelby (aka Carrol Shelby). Crowds gather around car. C/U Shelby drinking champagne. Panning shot Shelby driving car away, seated on back are Salvadori, David Brown (Aston Martin Chief) and driver Stirling Moss.

    Other cars in race include Ferraris and Jaguars, drivers Morris Trintignant and Oliver Gendebien are also mentioned in commentary.

    Note: Researcher indicates that the crashed car belongs to driver Frazer Nash, and is a Le Mans Coupe.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:03:00 / 01:19:23:00

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