• Short Summary

    Motor racing around the streets of Limerick in Ireland.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "International Grand Prix at Limerick".

    Limerick, Eire, Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland.

    Various shots of the pit lane filled with racing cars before the race. Among the cars seen are ERAs and Maserati's. MS a mechanic makes final adjustments to an engine. MS a far eastern visitor takes a photograph.

    Cars move quickly out of the pits. VS of the race around the streets of Limerick. Crowds are watching the race. Cars drive through a chicane.

    MS badly burned and mangled Bugatti. There has been a crash - old records suggest that the John Fitzroy Duke of Grafton died in this crash.

    More shots of the race. The crowd applaud as the winner is waved over the finishing line with a chequered flag.

    MS of winner Alan Hutchinson being shaken by the hand.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel. Matches missing item from 36/63.
    The date of the race was 4 August 1936.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1909.14
    Media URN:
    73010
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1936
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:16:00 / 01:50:49:00
    Canister:
    36/63 / UNI GAZ ROLL 12

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The date of the race is 4 August 1936.

    John Fitzroy, the 9th Duke of Grafton, was indeed killed in this race. His badly damaged car, seen after the accident, is a Bugatti.

    The winner seen at the end of the clip is Alan Hutchinson, driving an MG PB.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks jamied.

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