Maharaja of Jhalawar and entourage try out cars at Brooklands race track.
Maharaja (of India) at Brooklands.
Titles read: 'His Highness Shri Rajendra Singhji The Maharaj Rana Bahadur of Jhalawar & party at Brooklands, Surrey.'
Then opens w/ shot of the Maharajah (in western suit and bowler hat) & party; w/ several British people as well; standing in front of a row of cars. Maharaj pulls out a cigarette & 2 of his staff fall over themselves to light it for him. They stand around talking. All men except 1 British woman; wearing a cloche hat.
The maharaja w/ a Mr Scott & Mr Webb; driving race car (Talbot 33?) - w/ headlights very close together. Tracking shot from a car in front as they drive round track. Track is rather wet.
Title frame: 'B Sobhagmal Surana, ADC to His Highness of Jhalawar with Mr KM Everard, trying a De Soto'.
CU the 2 men sitting in the De Soto; driving off to right. Another title frame: 'High Highness Bhawnagar and his brother, KS Nirmal Kumar Singhji. B Sobhagmal Surana BA of Jhalawar (ADC)'. Another car - tracking shot from front as it drives round track; picking up speed.
Colonialism. British Empire. Royalty, Indian. Cars.