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    Young men race in midget cars at unknown location.

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    Racing Midget Cars - location of events unknown.

    CU of boy in miniature Fiat racing car; with exhaust smoke coming from it. GV mini-cars race on wide dirt track; past spectators. GV mini-cars race round curve. The boy in the Fiat drives toward camera; stops; jumps out; turns the car on its side; changes a rear wheel; and jumps back into the car.

    Shot of car approaching from distance; the wheel going one way and the car another! Oops! Another boy walks by in FG carrying another wheel; some people start to rush toward car. Repeat of wheel coming off. Mechanics. Great footage.

    Technology; vehicles; automobiles; races; teenagers.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:10:00 / 01:03:13:00
    ON 075 P

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  1. yufujimoto says

    Perhaps, the driver might be Art Smith, who was a American pilot. He visited Japan in 1916, and he held midget car racing at that time. The car on the film is similar to the car, which he brought from U.S.. The logo of "FIAT" on left side, the number "2" drawn on top left, tires, size of body, and so on are common features. The photograph of the Art Smith's car is stored in the library of Nara University, in Japan.

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