• Short Summary

    Would be racing drivers join a racing drivers school at Snetterton.

  • Description

    Snetterton, Norfolk.

    Point of view shot from car skidding on the track at Snetterton. M/S of small saloon car as it skids, and people nearby watching. M/S of group standing around - they have come to Jim Russell's Racing School to learn about high speed driving.

    M/S Wally Ward talks to pupils gathered around a racing car .M/S of rear wheel spinning on stationary car. There are prominent Shell and Esso signs about at the track. The drivers are given instruction, called cockpit drill, and the drivers put on and adjust their helmets and goggles . Various shots of pupils on track at low speeds being taught how to corner. Wally standing by the track and directing drivers as they come past in racing cars. M/S as one car pulls up beside Wally . C/U lady driver. Wally , wearing sunglasses, talks to her .

    A man in a vest is seen talking to others. Shots of cars passing on the track. One man gives a thumbs up sign as a car goes by. Red racing car on track. M/S cars at start of race . Wally lowers a flag for the start and the cars shoot forward. Various shots of the race, including point of view shots from the rear of racing car cockpit.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    97.01
    Media URN:
    1488
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:24:00 / 01:03:01:00
    Canister:
    CP 250

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