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  • Short Summary

    J. G. P. Thomas breaks speed record in his racing car.

  • Description

    Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey.

    Title: "MOST COVETED of all MOTOR RECORDS. J. G. P. Thomas, after trying for 2 years, breaks World's hour record, covering 109 miles 160 yards and attaining at times 130 miles per hour".

    M/S of two racing cars driving slowly through a crowd. M/S of a parked racing car with - Leyland-Thomas No. 1 - written on the side, the driver - Thomas - sits behind the wheel, a mechanic in a dirty boiler suit stands nearby. C/U of Thomas sitting in his record breaking car.

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    Film ID:
    362.22
    Media URN:
    24719
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:42:00 / 01:53:18:00
    Canister:
    G 1139

Comments (1)

  1. roycousins says

    Brooklands: 17th November 1924.

    J.G.P. Thomas is John Godfrey Parry Thomas.
    He achieved 109.9 miles in one hour (including changing all four tyres).

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