• Short Summary

    Indianapolis motor race ends in fatal 15 car pile-up, USA.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    American newsreel item.

    Fatal crash at Indianapolis car race, United States of America (USA).

    Various shots of start of race and race in progress with cut-ins of crowds. Two cars collide on the north-east turn, another goes over the wall. One car overturns and burst into flames, onrushing cars crash into 15 car pile up. The track is littered with smouldering and battered cars. Race is slowed down whilst attendants clear away the debris. Car passing camera at 150 miles per hour. Winner coming up to finishing line. Top shot of crowds. LS winning car. LS cameramen. CU winner, Arizona's Jimmy Bryan, smoking cigar, he takes it out of mouth and bends to kiss a woman.

    Date on dope sheet is 02/06/1958.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2712.01
    Media URN:
    80143
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1958
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:01:39:00
    Canister:
    UN 3097 E

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The race took place on 30 May 1958. The fatal crash claimed the life of Pat O'Connor.

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