• Short Summary

    An item showing the cars racing round the track at the Grand Prix in Le Mans, Jim Murphy won for USA.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Motor Grand Prix won for America by Jim Murphy on Duesenberg car covering 395 miles in 247 minutes. Le Mans, France.

    M/S as the starting flag is dropped and the cars race off. L/S as they drive up the track and round the corner. Various shots as they race round the course watched by the crowds. M/S of Jim Murphy in the car after the race.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:55:00 / 01:02:05:00
    G 793

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The title is somewhat misleading - the race is actually the French Grand Prix, held at Le Mans.

    The race took place on 25 July 1921.

    The winner was Jimmy Murphy, in his Duesenberg.

  2. jamied says

    It's pretty much impossible to identify individual cars in the clip, but other car makes taking part were Ballot, Sunbeam and Mathis.

  3. roycousins says

    French Grand Prix at Le Mans on 25th July 1921.

    00:11- the first car away is No.1 Ralph DePalma's Ballot (will finish second).
    00:18- No.4 is Kenelm Lee Guinness's Talbot.
    00:57 - No.18 Jules Goux's Ballot (will finish third).
    01:06 - No.12 Jimmy Murphy's winning Duesenberg.

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