• Short Summary

    Motorists compete in the Mille Miglia car race in Italy.

  • Description

    Italy.

    Various shots of cars setting off in the famous Mille Miglia motor race. One car has a small Nazi swastika on the bonnet; closer shot of the sign. Crowds watch the contestants set off. Several shots of the motorists zooming around the alpine passes.

    Various shots of cars coming over the finishing line; Viondette (sp?) is the first in an Alfa Romeo.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    965.18
    Media URN:
    17170
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:04:00 / 01:19:51:00
    Canister:
    38/38

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The race began on 3 April 1938.

    Amongst the identifiable cars are;

    At 00:06 is car No. 141, is Giuseppe Farina in an Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B.

    At 00:08, car 108 is Prince Max zu Schaumburg-Lippe in a BMW 328.

    At 00:16, car 142 is Carlo Maria Pintacuda in an Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B.

    At 00:19 car 149 is Rene Carriere, driving a Talbot T150C.

    At 01:09, car 114 is a BMW 328, driven by Count Heinrich von der Muhle-Eckart.

    At 01:13 car 140 is Franco Cortese in an Alfa Rmeo 6C 2300B MM.

    "Viondette (sp?) is the first in an Alfa Romeo" - that should read Clemente Biondetti. His car is an Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B.

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