• Short Summary

    Peter Collins wins the Rheims Grand Prix in a Ferrari.

  • Description

    Rheims, France.

    TV. Cars racing towards camera in the dark with head lights on. SV. No 24 Jaguar going past with another car lit up. TV. Cars racing towards camera from across the plain at dawn. SV. Car No 26 racing past. LV. The cars in the grandstand during daylight. GV. The wrecked car in which woman driver Annie Bousquet was killed. CV. A bunch of wild flowers being placed beside the wreck. GV. The end of the race. Car No 25 first driven by J. D. Hamilton and Ivor Bueb first. They are followed by car No 24. SV. Hamilton and Bueb sitting on top of their Jaguar and sharing a bottle of champagne. LV. Mechanics in the pits doing preparations for the Grand Prix. CV. Mechanics delving into the engine of the car. GV. Mechanic adjusting a tyre. TV. The start of the race. AS. Cars streaking along below. TV. Cars taking corner and heading up the straight. TV. Tyres streaking past. LV. Crowd in the grandstand. TV. Cars passing the grandstand. LV. Jean Behra's Maserati streaking past another car. CV. Fangio passing. GV. Mike Hawthorn streaking past. TV. Eugenio Castellotti in his Ferrari taking a corner hotly pursued by Peter Collins. GV. The end with Collins streaking over. CV. Collins Is climbing out of his cockpit and waving. SV. Peter Collins with a crowd of admirers, bottle of champagne and a girl in his lap.

    (F.G.) (Orig "L")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    599.11
    Media URN:
    32133
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:08:00 / 01:14:16:00
    Canister:
    56/54

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