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    Good footage of cars taking part in motor race in 1903.

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    No titles. Gordon Bennett Motor Race on 2/7/1903.

    Location of events unknown.

    Several shots of open cars racing round a right hand bend in the road course, with crowds watching on grassy banks.

    M/S of car slowing down (in pits?). The driver takes off his goggles and talks to some men gathering round the car. The man in the passenger seat leans over the seat and refuels the car with a can of petrol, then they move off. Another car comes into pit for refuelling.

    M/Ss of cars zooming along straight stretch of open, countryside road. General views of cars going along country road with crowds watching from grassy banks and a spectator stand that seems to be erected on a bridge over the road.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:07:22:00 / 01:11:12:00
    UN 1 C (Q)

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  1. Unknown user says

    The Gordon Benett Trophy Race in Ireland on Thursday 2rd July 1903.

    00:08 - a Winton Bullet.
    00:20 - a Mercedes.
    00:28 - a Mercedes.
    00:38 - No.6 Fernand Gabriel's Mors.
    00:44 - No.8 Baron Pierre De Caters' Mercedes.
    00:55 – No.10 Maurice Farman’s Panhard.
    01:03 – a Mercedes.
    01:12 – No.1 S.F.Edge’s Napier, showing signs of the cooling problems that would ruin his race.
    01:20 – No.2 René deKnyff’s Panhard.

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  2. Unknown user says

    01:23 - a Winton Bullet.
    01:27 - No.6 Fernand Gabriel's Mors.
    01:31 - No.8 Baron Pierre De Caters' Mercedes.
    01:35 – No.10 Maurice Farman’s Panhard.
    01:38 – “Pit stop” for No.2 René deKnyff’s Panhard.
    02:04 - “Pit stop” for No.4 Camille Jenatzy’s Mercedes.
    02:25 - a Mercedes.
    02:32 - No.6 Fernand Gabriel's Mors.
    02:36 - a Mercedes.
    02:43 – a Panhard.
    02:49 – No.1 S.F.Edge’s Napier.
    02:56 – a Panhard.
    03:03 - a Mercedes.
    03:10 - a Winton Bullet.
    03:19 – a Winton Bullet, followed by a Mercedes.
    03:25 - No.6 Fernand Gabriel's Mors at the Bridge Grandstand over the Athy-Kilcullen Road.
    03:33 – a Mercedes at the Bridge Grandstand.

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  3. Unknown user says

    The result was 1st - Camile Jenatzy (Mercedes), 2nd - René deKnyff (Panhard), 3rd- Maurice Farman (Panhard).

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