• Short Summary

    Isle of Man motorcycle race + Ed Leavens in Austin Healey Sprite breaks land speed record.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Motor News".

    Isle of Man and United States of America (USA).

    Manx Grand Prix. M/S riders pushing motorcycles to the starting grid. G/V motorcyclists on the starting grid. C/U mechanics preparing one of the motorcycles. C/U rider putting his goggles on. Panning shot start of race. C/U race official dropping flag. M/S another rider pushing his bike at the start. C/U two girls watching, pan down to them writing on score sheets. Panning shot two riders coming round the bend. More shots motorcyclists, including eventual winner, coming round bend. Crowd leaning on barrier watching. Various shots motorcyclists coming round hairpin bend. Crowd watching. L/S two riders coming down the straight. L/S winner (No. 62) being flagged home. Crowded stands. C/U winner Eddie Crooks with his mother and wife pushing the bike towards camera. C/U trophy. C/U Crooks with his mother and wife. Other riders include J. Adam, C.J. Williams and Ellis Boyce.

    L/S placard reading "Bonneville Salt Flats, Tooele County, Utah". Panning shot Austin Healey Sprite being pushed by mechanics. L/S makeshift garage in middle of desert. C/U mechanics standing around the car in the garage. C/U mechanic testing pressure on one of the car's tyres. Officials watching. C/U mechanic changing tyre. C/U driver in cockpit pulling down hood. G/V car at speed across the flats being followed by an aeroplane. Car at speed from the aircraft. L/S car coming toward camera, it passes. C/U placard reading official time stand. C/U timekeeper checking his clocks. Tracking shot car at speed across the flats. The car is driven by Ed Leavens of Canada, they are attempting the land speed record.

    Note: brochure about races on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1593.20
    Media URN:
    51258
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:11:00 / 01:41:27:00
    Canister:
    59/74

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