• Short Summary

    Vintage car race from London to Brighton, Jack Brabham is one of the competitors.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Old cars ride again".

    London - Brighton, Sussex.

    M/S vintage car arriving at Hyde Park prior to start of run. C/U sign: "Veteran Car Entrants, sign on here" pan up to vintage motor arriving in the Park. C/U American entrant No. 34. in 1889 locomobile steamer having the bonnet fastened. C/U tyre being pumped up. C/U man using starting handle on one of the old bangers. C/U man checking running engine. The flag is dropped for the start of the run and the cars begin to leave Hyde Park. Panning shot clouds of smoke coming from car as it leaves. G/V cars leaving the Park.

    M/S people lining the pavement. Panning shot two of the cars passing through Thornton Heath. Panning shot 1903 white steamer en route for Brighton. C/U sign post: "To Brighton". Travel shot alongside an old Rover. Travel shot down crowd lined road. Travel shot alongside old car with a fringed canopy, camera pans down to wheels. Panning shot looking down on Brighton Sea Front as one of the old cars arrives. G/V 1904 Sunbeam being driven by Jack Brabham reversing to a halt on arrival at Brighton. C/U Australian Jack Brabham climbing down from the driving seat. M/S 1903 arriving at the finish.

    Note: newspaper cutting, letter from RAC, Veteran Car Run and list of entrants on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1599.14
    Media URN:
    50976
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1959
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:53:00 / 01:24:08:00
    Canister:
    59/89

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The event took place on 1 November 1959.

    The car seen at 00:05, (Reg. No. AH 100), is a 1905 Gardner-Serpollet 18hp Type L Steamer.

    The car at 00:09, (Reg. No. Y 641), is a 1902 Peugeot two-seater.

    The car at 00:14, (Reg. No. BC 149), is a 1900 Phebus-Aster two-seater.

    The car at 00:17, (Reg. No. W 95), is an 1897 Daimler Tonneau.

    The car at 00:23, (Reg. No. MJ 906), is an 1896 Arnold Dogcart.

    The car at 00:50, (Reg. No. P 3192), is a Rover 6hp.

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  2. jamied says

    The car glimpsed briefly at 00:12 bearing the American flag is an 1899 Locomobile.

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