• Short Summary

    Motor car racing at East London, South Africa.

  • Description

    South Africa's grand prix motor race. Originally part of News in a Nutshell.

    East London, South Africa,

    Various shots of motor car race around Marine Drive Circuit near Buffalo River. Large crowds watch the race from side of dusty desert track. Some aerial shots of cars, especially that of "American speed ace" racing driver, Whitney Straight, who drives a Maserati racing car. Brief C/U of Straight at end of race.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    817.46
    Media URN:
    10840
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/03/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:47:00 / 01:52:35:00
    Canister:
    35/19

Comments (2)

  1. taluta says

    SIDE NOTE: While this news reel may be from 1935 the actual Grand Prix was in fact on the 27 December 1934. The 1st South African Grand Prix took place on the Prince George Circuit in East London, South Africa on Thursday, 27 December 1934. There was no South African Grand Prix in 1935.

  2. taluta says

    Sorry, correction: Marine Drive Circuit.

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