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  • Short Summary

    Girl spectators watch their men roar around the track at Brooklands.

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    "Not coal, or other mineral pits, but the ones at Brooklands - where a big motor race is occupying some Adam in trying to "lap" quicker than any other fellow." M/S of two racing cars in the pits. Car drives off. M/S of group of spectators behind a metal fence. Shot of the cars speeding around the track.

    "In the turmoil of speeding cars, anxious women watch their men-folk hurtle round the track , at over 100 miles an hour - ready to help at a moment's notice with oil, spare parts, and a hundred and one things that may be necessary." M/S of group of people watching the racing. More shots of the cars racing around. Low angle of spectators on the stands. M/S of woman looking anxious and writing things down in a book. More shots of the race and of the women and men watching from the pits. M/S of car in the pits. Driver takes his scarf off.

    "Great sport - but now and again a tug at the heart when Eve thinks of what might happen." M/S of two women in pits looking a bit worried. Racing footage. Woman sits on table in pits watching the race - she checks her watch. An advertising sign for Rover Cars is visible beside the track. The chequered flag is waved.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 594.

    Note: no shots of the girls getting their hands dirty - just watching and making notes really.

    Safety print exists.

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    Film ID:
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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:50:00 / 01:38:06:00
    EP 248

Comments (3)

  1. Unknown user says

    The BRDC 500 Mile Race on 24th September 1932.

    Car No.32 is the Bugatti T51 (Reg. 4133BA2) of Stanis?aw Czaykowski (retired lap 49), hence parked at pits.
    The No.35 Talbot may be the car of Tim Rose-Richards that failed to finish (lap 93).

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  2. Unknown user says

    Stanis?aw = Stanislaw (the font can't cope with the Polish "L")

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  3. Unknown user says

    00:54 - this is Countess Czaykowski and at 01:18 is the Count, removing his scarf and walking around the front of his broken Bugatti (both identified from a photograph taken before the race).

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