• Short Summary

    J. Thorp wins the Aintree Century motorcycle race. Merseyside.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Race of a century.

    Aintree Century motorcycle race. Merseyside.

    Various shots of Bob McIntyre on 499 cc Norton at start of race. M/S as they race off. Various shots as they speed around the course with J. Hartle, McIntyre, Mike Hailwood and J. Thorp in the lead. M/S Thorp out in front. M/S people watching from stands. M/S as J. Thorp speeds across the finish line first followed by Hartle and Shepherd. M/S man shaking his hand and putting laurel wreath over his head.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1720.06
    Media URN:
    53404
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1960
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:46:00 / 01:09:49:00
    Canister:
    60/79

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The event is the Aintree "Century" International, sponsored by The Daily Herald.

    "J. Hartle" is John Hartle.

    "J Thorp" should read Tom Thorp.

    "Shepherd" is Alan Shepherd.

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