• Short Summary

    Vintage motorcycles and cars at Brooklands race track, Surrey.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "OLD CROCKS MEET AGAIN - at Brooklands, Weybridge. (Surrey)."

    Inter title reads: "Some of the world's oldest working road machines get together once again - and a queer contrast they make to their newest progeny -"

    L/S's of old fashioned cars and motorcycles lined up with their owners. M/S of owner standing with his motorbike, he announces that it is a 1902 Clement Garrard. Several M/S's of other owners showing off their prized vintage machines. M/S of girl on a 1931 motorbike. The narrator remarks "Compare these old veterans to a modern Eve on a 1931 'New Hudson'."

    Various shots of the old machines slowly making their way around Brooklands oval race track (one vehicle is even being pushed !).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1024.18
    Media URN:
    36848
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1931
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:12:00 / 01:55:18:00
    Canister:
    PT 046

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The exact location is Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey.

    Seen in the background at 00:17 is the "Malcolm Campbell shed", used by the famous World Land Speed Record holder.

    At 00:20, the vehicle with Reg. No. DR3949 is an 1898 Benz.

    "it is a '902 Clement Gown" - its actually a 1902 Clement Garrard.

    At 00:40, Harold Karslake describes his 1903 Dreadnought. (This very same motorcycle can be quickly glimpsed in close-up in clip 2041.02.

    At 00:59 is a 1903 Rex motorcycle.

    At 01:06 is a 1902 Matchless.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks. Description and tags updated.

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