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  • Short Summary

    A motorcycle chariot race and motorcycle football game feature at Crystal Palace.

  • Description

    Item title reads - and the motor cyclists' Grand National and chariot race was a thriller for the thousands at the Crystal Palace. London.

    M/S as three motorcyclists ride their bikes over seesaws, M/S as they ride over a water jump. M/S as one rider jumps through a paper hoop held by two men. M/S as two motorcycles set off pulling their chariots, one takes the lead, others join in and catch up. M/S as the camera follows the leader. Various shots as they speed along, M/S as they cross the finish line.

    M/S of a man in a dinner suit chasing another man on a motorcycle. M/S as he jumps over a ramp. M/S of three cyclists setting off and driving up to the water jump. M/S as they play football on motorcycles, various shots as they collide in an effort to get the ball and end up crowding round it.

    Note: the latter part of this item appears to be cuts.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    388.15
    Media URN:
    25059
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1925
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:59:00 / 01:24:45:00
    Canister:
    G 1180

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