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  • Short Summary

    Motorcycle racing on a cinder track in Essex and motorbike and sidecar racing on a snow-covered track in Germany.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "Huge crowds see Australia's crack riders in Britain's first Motor-cycle races on cinder track."

    Essex.

    L/S panning across numerous parked cars and motorcycles and a large crowd watching a motorcycle race; the racecourse can just be made out beyond the crowd. M/S of three competitors on their motorbikes on the starting line; a banner behind them reads 'British BP Petrol'. L/S of four motorcycle riders starting off; several shots of the bikes speeding round the cinder track, watched by a large crowd.

    Intertitle reads: "...here's another thrill from Germany while the cold snap is on."
    L/S of several motorbikes with sidecars driving over a snowy field; a man standing in a car driving alongside them waves a white flag and they all speed up in a race. Several shots of the motorcycles and the car speeding around the snow-covered track while a crowd watches from the balconies of a large lodge house / hotel. Racing cars are also seen driving around the track.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    716.34
    Media URN:
    33713
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1928
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:40:00 / 01:55:46:00
    Canister:
    G 1479

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