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  • Short Summary

    Various shots of car race, mechanics working pre-race, crashes and the winners.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Title reads: "Le Mans 61"

    Le Mans, France

    LS Drivers sprinting for their cars in a Le Mans type standing start. High shot, zoom out as racing cars drive away from start. Various shots, race in progress. Spectator shot as car turns over and driver, Bruce Halford in Cooper, is flung out. MS Damaged car. MS Driver being attended to by ambulance men. Various shots, race in progress. LS Austin-Healey Sprite, driven by Bill MacKay of Glasgow, hits a wall, blows up and people wreckage from track.

    Various shots, pre-race activities by mechanics in pit including light adjustments and tuning. Various shots, people (possibly drivers) relaxing during the night in Club called "Silver Match".

    Various shots, race in progress with lights on. Pan shot as Panhard sports car, driven by Gerard Laureau and Robert Bouhard, (it won the performance rating) comes into pits to change driver and streak away. Various shots, race in progress. MS Checker flag being dropped. LS Racing cars in procession, led by the winning Ferrari (No. 10). MS Winners with laurels (Californian Phil Hill and Belgian racing driver Olivier Gendebien).

    Note: Date on original paperwork reads: 14/06/1961 and 12/06/1961.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:38:00 / 01:56:44:00
    UN 3504 A

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