• Short Summary

    Documentary about motor racing - some very good footage.

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    Film begins with shot of two girls hitchhiking at the side of the road. Location unknown. They are picked up by a man driving a large lorry who makes a joke about the girls not waking the horses - we see that he actually has a racing car in the back of the lorry rather than horses. Van has the words: "British Racing Partnership Limited" painted on the side. Driver, the driver's mates and girls are seen in the van. They look at some photographs. Van makes its way down country lane and along a sea front.

    Various shots of a motor car race follow - Grand Prix Monaco 1964? Includes mechanics working on cars, shots of the car race, cars pulling into pits, etc. Footage of racing car drivers after race in Nurburgring?

    Library footage of early car races. Various car racing footage including crashes, rallies, vintage car racing, good shots of large crowds watching races, great footage of a rough road rally race, glamorous girls have to bounce up and down in the passenger seats to get cars over bumps! Banger racing. Amateur car racing. Car construction lines. Racing drivers having fun with dolly birds and engaging in other sports. Great shot of one of the drivers having suntan lotion sprayed on his stomach.

    Following racing personalities are seen in this documentary: Stirling Moss, John Surtees, Graham Hill, Jim Clark, Innes Ireland, Jack Brabham, John Cooper and Colin Chapman. Some of them are seen away from the racetrack - relaxing at home etc. Graham Hill is seen at home with his children - one of whom is presumably Damon Hill? Jack Brabham is seen piloting his own plane. Following cars are seen in this documentary: Vintage Bentley, 1914 Renault, Mini Coopers, Ford Cortinas (?), Lotus 25s (?),

    Narrator talks of democratising the sport - letting everyone have a go by producing cheaper cars for racing. Also of the advances in car design that come from developments made car racing. Reel one ends with shot of an ambulance being driven away from the camera as narrator talks of the dangerous side to the sport. See reel 3.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2285.05
    Media URN:
    75735
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1964 - 1965
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:15:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:38:00 / 01:55:08:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

Comments (1)

  1. roycousins says

    The darker of the two trucks shown is the BRM Transporter, which has been restored and can be seen at classic race meetings today.

    Monaco Grand Prix, May 1964.
    01:24 – Ritchie Ginther’s BRM No.7
    01:33 – Dan Gurney in Brabham No.6.
    01:52 - Maurice Trintignant gets into BRM No.4.
    02:36 – Jim Clark in Lotus No.12 (with Colin Chapman in the white shirt).
    03:48 – British Grand Prix at Silverstone 1964: Jim Clark wins in a Lotus 25B (talking to Stirling Moss).
    04:03 – German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring 1964: John Surtees wins for Ferrari.
    04:06 – USA Grand Prix at Watkins Glen 1964: Graham Hill wins for BRM (talking to Tony Rudd & Stirling Moss).
    04:10 – Jim Clark at home at Edington Mains.
    06:09 – Graham & Bette Hill with Damon and one of their daughters.
    06:26 – Jack Brabham.
    12:52 – Chapman at the Lotus factory at Cheshunt (Elan production).
    14:55 – Innes Ireland and “friend.”

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