• Short Summary

    Racing drivers trying their luck in R.A.C. rally.

  • Description

    London & various.

    General view of cars assembled for the start of the R.A.C. rally at London Airport. SV. Graham Hill saying goodbye to his children (including Damon Hill), & SCU. LV. Cars lined up. CU. Rosemary Smith. CU. Erik Carlsson signing autographs. SV. Rauno Aaltonen getting into his car (he was last year's winner). SV. Paddy Hopkirk getting into his Mini Cooper S car. SV. Jim Clark getting into his Ford Cortina Lotus No 8. CU. Jim Clark sitting in his car. SV. Pat Moss sitting in her Saab signing autographs, & CU. GV. Press around the starting stand as Graham Hill drives towards camera in his B.M.C. Cooper No 5. Pan to back view. SV. Jim Clark about to get into his Ford Cortina Lotus on the starting ramp with Jack Brabham who flags them off. CU. Jack Brabham flagging away Jim Clark. GV. As cars race away from London Airport, & SV. SV. Mini Cooper racing past camera through forest. SV. Pan, car No 42 racing past. CU. Pan to back view as Triumph 2000 skids past down track. SV. Pan, car No 51 racing past. SV. Ford Cortina racing towards and skids almost into camera. SV. Car No 52 racing past camera. SV. Pan to back view, Renault 8 car No 54. CU. Woman taking picture with movie camera. SV. Pan to back view, car No 59. SV. Pan, another Mini Cooper racing past along rough road. SV. Official waving them on. SV. Jim Clark in his Ford Cortina No 8 approaching hairpin bend in rough road. He skids his car and continues to drive up road. SV. Pan, Volvo Amazon 122S car racing past along rough road. SV. Towards, car No 18. SV. Car No 11, Ford Cortina, skids at hairpin bend and continues to race up road. GV. Towards, another car Saab Sport races along road and past camera. CU. Opel Kadett B car races past. GV. Road in Welsh mountains as car No 21 driven by Tony Fall approaches bend, starts to skid and stops in front of camera. CU. A Triumph 2000 coming round bend. LV. Pan, car No 57 racing along road through mountains. SV. Pan, Saab Sport car No 62 racing along. GV. Pan, back view, Mini Cooper car No 61 followed by another car.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:59:00 / 01:39:13:00

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    Seen at 00:08 are Graham Hill's daughters Brigitte and Samantha.. Then at 00:11 we see his son Damon Hill, future 1996 F1 champion.

    Line 3 - "Rosemarie Smith" should read Rosemary Smith.

    Line 3 - Eric Carlsson" should read Erik Carlsson.

    Lines 4/5 - Paddy Hopkirk's car is a Mini Cooper S.

    Line 14 - "Car 54" is a Renault 8.

    Line 18 - "another car racing past" - it's a Volvo Amazon 122S.

    Line 20 - "Towards, another car racing along road..." - it's a Saab Sport.

    Line 21 - "Another car races past" - it's an Opel Kadett B.

    4 lines from end - "Car No. 21" is driven by Tony Fall.

    3 lines from end - "Another car coming round bend" - the car is a Triumph 2000.

    3 lines from end - Car 57 is a Ford Cortina GT. Car 62 is a Saab Sport. Car 61 is a Mini Cooper.

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  2. Unknown user says

    Thanks - very helpful. We've added this information to the description.

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