This video has no sound
  • Short Summary

    Dragsters race at stretch of track at Podington, Bedfordshire.

  • Description

    Podington, Bedfordshire.

    Various shots of a Corvette Stingray which has been highly adapted for drag racing, as it gets ready for the race at Podington. The driver, Roy Phelps, gets into the car. MS. The Stingray car making a run over 1/2 mile distance. It reaches up to 113 m.p.h. During one of the tries its front wheels leave the road. Various shots of the dragsters being prepared and wheeled out onto track. Various shots of the dragsters out on the track making their fast runs - various types of cars and motorcycles seen. Some race against each other and the fastest speed reached is 160 m.p.h. Various shots of the mechanics at work in the paddock. MS. Stingray in action again, two runs.

    (Orig. Neg.)

    Date found in the old record - 05/10/1969.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    3321.19
    Media URN:
    91607
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1969
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:06:00 / 01:58:03:00
    Canister:
    UN 4470 C

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment