• Short Summary

    England's motorcycle speedway team beat the Australians at Wembley.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Stadium, Wembley. England wins final Speedway Test. Amidst scenes of enthusiasm, with a thrill every second."

    Wembley, London.

    Night shots in the illuminated stadium. Motorcycle speedway competitors line up at the start.

    Shots of a large illuminated model of a kangaroo in the crowded stadium.

    The Australian riders are being introduced - Frank Carter - Captain of Australia and Stamford Bridge, Dickie Smyth - of Stamford Bridge, Vick Huxley (cut away to cheering crowd), Dickie Cake, Ron Johnson (cut away to crowd).

    As each rider is introduced they move away from the start. The England team are now introduced.

    Captain and World Champion Jack Parker (cut away to illuminated model of a lion), Alec Lenton, Ginger Reed (cut away to crowd), Bob McGuire, Nobby Kee, (cut away to crowd), Tom Sanders, Harold 'Tiger' Steveson (West Ham Captain), (Cut away to crowd) (NB all names taken from indistinct sound track - any information welcome)

    The two team captains toss a coin and Australia win.

    The speedway racing starts - the shots are quite dark.

    The Australian captain congratulates Jack Parker on England's victory. They shake hands.

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    661.01
    Media URN:
    4731
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:04:00 / 01:03:30:00
    Canister:
    32/75

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The event took place on 23 June 1932.

    The current list of riders has clearly been noted down from the scratchy soundtrack, so there are naturally a few errors.......

    "Frank Carter" should read Frank Arthur.

    "Vick Huxley" should read Vic Huxley.

    "Dickie Smyth" should read Dicky Smythe.

    "Dickie Cake" should read Dicky Case.

    "Alec Lenton" should read Eric Langton.

    "Ginger Reed" should read Ginger Lees.

    "Bob McGuire" should read Gordon Byers.

    "Nobby Kee" should read Nobby Key.

    "Tom Sanders" may or may not be incorrect, the sound is particularly poor on that name.

    "Harold 'Tiger' Steveson" should read Stevenson.

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  2. John Walker says

    Tom "Sanders" is certainly Tom Farndon (http://speedwayplus.com/TomFarndon.shtml). That should complete your list.

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