• Short Summary

    Car and motorcycle racing on the sea front road at Brighton. Sir Malcolm Campbell is among the drivers.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Sussex. 'Brooklands-by-the-Sea'! Holiday-makers thrill to sight of speeding cars on Brighton Sea Front Race Track."

    Brighton, Sussex.

    Racing cars drive up to the starting line for a race along the sea front road at Brighton.

    Two cars race off from the start. Crowds of people are gathered to watch the motor car racing.

    High angle shot of two cars racing along the straight road. The beach and the sea can be seen in the background.

    A motorcycle is held in place at the start. Two motor bikes race off down the track.

    Shot of two young women in short summer skirts standing on a beach hut roof to watch the racing.

    Sir Malcolm Campbell is driving the left hand car of the two which race off from the start.

    Low angle shot of people watching from above the road.

    Shot of the two cars speeding down the track.

    Sir Malcolm Campbell interviewed about the race. He thinks he got the best time of the day. (He is wearing a jumper with a little bird symbol on it - a reference to his car 'Blue Bird' perhaps.)

    (Comb Print exists)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:54:00 / 01:09:02:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    Seen here is footage of the 1932 Brighton Speed Trials.

    The date of the event was 17 September 1932.

    "Sir Malcolm Campbell is driving the left hand car of the two" - Campbell is driving a Sunbeam.

    It's worth adding there that the driver he's up against is another former World Land Speed Record holder, John Cobb. He's driving a Delage.

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