• Short Summary

    A junior grand prix in pedal cars at Silverstone.

  • Description

    Silverstone, Northamptonshire.

    M/S young girl in dress with crash helmet (Christine Cooper) stands next to her car with a mechanic who opens bonnet. It has some sort of battery in it. C/U of two young boys with crash helmets looking in bonnets. Young boy in car which is being checked over. M/S mothers checking their children's armbands and one leans over bonnet to talk to her daughter with some sexist commentary about why shouldn't a young lady look her best and then, of course, the words " women drivers"!

    M/S competitors pedalling their cars to the starting line. Some more shots of children polishing cars.

    At starting line with a Dad giving some advice to young boy. M/S flag waved and race begins. About 20 cars with adults following on foot behind. 500 yards later M/S winner over line and chequered flag. Laurels presented to winner Eddie French by Tony Rolt

    Note: young drivers aged between 6 and 8 years old compete at Silverstone in pedal cars. Some are children of famous racing car drivers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    35.22
    Media URN:
    2152
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:55:00 / 01:53:01:00
    Canister:
    CP 044

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