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  • Description

    Full title reads: "Old Crocks Run Down To Brighton".

    Various shots of veteran cars preparing for their drive to Brighton. Crowds of people watch the old cars leave, despite the rain. VS of old cars in traffic (mainly shot in London). VS of cars on trip. VS of cars driving along sea front at Brighton.

    N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel. Film shows signs of decomposition.

    Note: The date of the event was 20 November 1938.

    The car seen at 00:34, (Reg. No. BY 74), is an 1899 Benz 3.5hp Velo. Car seen at 00:46, (Reg. No. D 235), is a 1902 De Dion Bouton Tonneau. The car seen at 00:55, (Reg. No. HE 1), is a 1902 Napier Tonneau. At 01:03, the cars pass outside a cinema - it's the Embassy Picture House in Crawley.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    85193
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2963.09
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:16:00 / 01:10:53:00
    Canister:
    UNI GAZ ROLL 30
    Sort Number:
    UNI GAZ 030
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    Categories
    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture
    WorkSpaces
    London to brighton Absolute Genius 1 Veteran Car Run
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The date of the event is 20 November 1938, allowing you to alter the current date range of 1930-39.

    The car seen at 00:34, (Reg. No. BY 74), is an 1899 Benz 3.5hp Velo.

    Car seen at 00:46, (Reg. No. D 235), is a 1902 De Dion Bouton Tonneau.

    The car seen at 00:55, (Reg. No. HE 1), is a 1902 Napier Tonneau.

    At 01:03, the cars pass outside a cinema - it's the Embassy Picture House in Crawley.

  2. jamied says

    More footage of this even is contained in clip 989.13.

  3. British Pathé says

    Brilliant - thanks. We've added those cars to our description and altered our vague date range.

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