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    Marathon runners race from Windsor to Chiswick - Vintage car race in America.

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    Full title reads: "Marathon Tests Old Faithfuls".

    Windsor Castle and the road to Chiswick, London. Marathon running race.

    MV Runners lined up for start in front of Windsor Castle CU Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) holding starter's pistol. LV Start of race and pan. CU Princess Elizabeth and A Winter, Honorary Organising Secretary, watching the runners in round quadrangle. MV Towards and Pan runners out through main archway of castle. LV towards runners down the main street of Windsor. Castle in background. MV Travel shot runners along leafy glade. SV Pan Jack T Holden (42 years old, from Tipton Harriers) running through crowd. LV GV Holden entering Chiswick stadium and running round track. MV Pan Holden finishing Marathon race. MV Presentation by the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Gowrie VC to Holden.

    Bridghampton, United States of America (USA). 100 mile race for old sports cars.

    LV Old-time cars moving off for race. SV Old-time cars driving round bend after start. SV Pan old-time car with old fashioned bonnet. SV Old-type car Pan. SV Pan another veteran car. SV Crowd watching. LV Start of foreign-make sports cars race. SV Pan two cars racing together. SV Car skidding at bend. SV Pan No 35 nearly hits side of road at bend. CU No 25 races past camera. SV No 25 skids at corner. SV Another racing car at speed past camera. SV Pan No 18 round bend. SV Car races past camera. LV No 26 skidding at corner. SV Pan No 35 past camera. SV Pan No 35 skids a at corner. CU Pan No 25 past camera. LV No 25 skids at corner. LV Pan No 18 racing at speed. CU Pan car round bend and past camera. SV Pan another car round bend. SV Another car along straight past camera. SV Pan No 15 racing past. CU Pan No 33 speed. SV No 33 over finishing line. (Driven by George Huntoon of Florida.)

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:13:00 / 01:39:52:00

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