• Short Summary

    Footage of 500 mile motorcycle race for production bikes at Thruxton race track. Hampshire.

  • Description

    Special ! Motor cycle grand prix.

    C/U of motorcycle No.59. Shots of motorcycles lined up in the pits. Various shots of mechanics making last minute adjustment to the bikes. M/Ss and C/U of bikes being filled with fuel. C/Us of cyclists revving engines. L/Ss of the bikes lined up on one side of the track. The competitors stand on the other. They quickly run across and climb onto their bikes as the signal is given to start the race. Several shots of the motorcyclists speeding away. Various shots of the 500 mile race in progress.

    M/S Pan No. 52 and No 51. M/S Riders round bend towards camera. Pan with No. 52. L/S The finishing line. Three bikes flash past. M/S Pan another bike goes past then the flag drops. Big L/S Crowd of people round the winners. Camera zooms in. M/S Percy Tait, winner, with his corridor, Malcolm Uphill, is presented with laurel wreath. First, Percy Tait, then Malcolm Uphill.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2205.04
    Media URN:
    57268
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1969
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:28:00 / 01:07:59:00
    Canister:
    69/40

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