• 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 Carol 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.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1587.13
    Media URN:
    51093
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:03:00 / 01:19:23:00
    Canister:
    59/51

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "including shot of crashed car" - the car is a Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe.

    "Carrol Shelby (aka Carol Shelby)." - actually his name is spelt Carroll Shelby.

    "Morris Trintignant" in text and tags should read Maurice Trintignant.

    "Oliver Gendebien" in text and tags should read Olivier Gendebien.

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