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    Footage of motor car race in progress.

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    Motor racing. Location of events unknown.

    (Note: Jumps around shots not in order.) Side view racing car w/ fence; stands in BG. Car approaching on track; being push-started by 2 men. Back View of this as 1 jumps in; other still pushing. CU car sitting on track; driver gets in; helper cranks to start engine; then he gets in next to driver; car drives off to rt. GV curve in road; w/ boys sitting on stone wall; houses in BG. Race cars come driving round the corner; 1 at a time;boys watch.

    Another corner; w/ man in white coat & hat standing watching the cars race around and away; up a hill. CU side view car on track; w/ a bunch of guys standing at side. 2 men start to push car. CU side - car stopped on track; man adding gasoline; using a funnel at opening on side. Another car also gets fuel; this time tank is in back. CU another car at start; driver gets in; while mechanic checks something on the vehicle; a race official stands watching. The assistant also gets in; they drive off. CU of man.

    Amendment October 2011: A visitor to the site has suggested that this footage takes place in Douglas, Isle of Man.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1919
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:15:00 / 01:04:05:00
    ON 193 C

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  1. roycousins says

    The RAC Tourist Trophy Race on the Isle of Man Mountain Circuit on 10th & 11th June 1914 (8 laps per day).

    00:00 – No.4 Kenelm Lee Guinness (Sunbeam TT) – finished 1st.
    00:04 – No.21 Algernon Lee Guinness (Sunbeam TT) – did not finish.
    00:23 – No.20 S.Wright (Humber) – did not finish.
    00:18 – No.3 Richard S.Witchell (Straker-Squire) – finished 4th.
    00:40 – No.1 Jean Porporato (Minerva) – finished 5th.
    02:05 – No.19 Christian Riecken (Minerva) – finished 2nd.
    02:13 – No.12 Léon Molon (Minerva) – finished 3rd.
    02:27 – No.2 Fred T.Burgess (Humber) – did not finish.

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