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    Contestants set off in the famous Shelsley Walsh hill climb race - Amy Johnson is among them.

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    Shelsley Walsh, Hereford and Worcester.

    Various shots of people in all kinds of cars setting off in the famous Shelsley Walsh hill climb race. One of the contestants is aviator Amy Johnson. Several shots of the cars in the race, watched by spectators along the route. A car crosses the finish line - probably Raymond Mays who made the fastest time.

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    Film ID:
    963.33
    Media URN:
    17084
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1938
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:34:00 / 01:44:28:00
    Canister:
    38/43

Comments (1)

  1. MAC Archivist says

    The date of the meeting was 28th May 1938.

    Cars and drivers seen are as follows:-

    No. 35, A.F.P. Fane, supercharged Frazer Nash, time 40.13 seconds.
    No. ??, 1½ Litre ERA.
    No. 44, Robin Hanson, 1½ Litre 6CM Maserati, 43.35 secs
    No. 5, Joe Fry, "Freikaiserwagen" Special (1100 cc V-twin), 41.52 secs
    No. 52, Amy Johnson in Fane's 2 Litre Frazer Nash-BMW 328, 49.57 secs
    No. 65, Sam Clutton's 1908 GP Itala (12 Litres), 50.98 secs
    No. 46, Raymond Mays, 1¾ Litre ERA, best time of day at 38.9 secs
    No. 62, Forest Lycett's 4½ Litre Bentley, 48.05 secs
    No. 66, A.Mill's 7 Litre 1907 Renault, named "Agatha", 81.70 secs
    No. 61, John Bolster's 4-engined Bolster Special (4 V-twins!), 55.88 secs
    No. 18, Bert Hadley in the Works supercharged Austin 7 twin-cam single-seater, 40.09 secs

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