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  • Short Summary

    Motor racing scenes from the famous Brooklands course.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Motor racing season opens to joy of 'the speed merchants' and thrilled spectators on famous track."

    Brooklands Race track, Surrey.

    Cars are set off on race around the famous banked course at Brooklands. Various shots as cars speed around the track. Several shots of the Vickers Hanger as cars go past. Shots of a car on fire at one corner. Flames and smoke rise from the engine until marshals arrive to put it out.

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    Film ID:
    699.39
    Media URN:
    6054
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1933
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:52:00 / 01:49:39:00
    Canister:
    33/21

Comments (1)

  1. roycousins says

    This is the "Weybridge Junior Mountain Handicap" race on the "Mountain" circuit at Brooklands on 11th March 1933.

    The car on fire at the "Fork" hairpin, adjacent to the Vickers (formerly Itala) Works, is an MG.
    The fire was made worse by the driver (Wright) forgetting to switch off the electric fuel pump!

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