• 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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  • Data

    Film ID:
    240.02
    Media URN:
    22402
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1921
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:55:00 / 01:02:05:00
    Canister:
    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.

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  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.

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  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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