• Short Summary

    A Ford racing car driven by Pedro Rodriguez wins the Le Mans 24 hour race. France.

  • Description

    No title - Le Mans 24 hour auto race won by British entered Ford. France.

    M/S zoom out to crowd at Le Mans. M/S as racers run across track to get in their cars. C/U clock showing 3 p.m. Various shots as the cars race off. Various shots of the race. M/S the No. 11 car, a Ford GT40, on side of road with driver digging out his wheels. C/U pan as cars take bend. M/S another car on the roadside broken down. C/U as cars speed round bend. M/S as car pulls away again. Various shots cars racing through the day and at night. L/S car parked on side of track broken down. Various shots of the race. M/S finishing line as flag is dropped. M/S as the winning car driven by Pedro Rodriguez goes past finish line. C/U his co-driver Lucien Bianchi. M/S crowd, pan to winning car. C/U Rodriguez and Bianchi with bottle of champagne.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2073.30
    Media URN:
    56927
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1968
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:25:00 / 01:44:10:00
    Canister:
    68/80

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The event took place on 28 and 29 September 1968.

    "car on side of road with driver digging out his wheels" -that's the No. 11 car, a Ford GT40.

    "Bianchi" is Lucien Bianchi.



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  2. British Pathé says

    Great - thanks.

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