• Short Summary

    J P Wakefield wins at Brooklands, beating Prince Birabongse of Siam.

  • Description

    Titles read: "SPEED ACES AT BROOKLANDS".

    Brooklands, Surrey.

    Various shots of motor racing at Brooklands track. Crowds watch the cars zoom by. M/S of the winner, J P Wakefield coming over the finishing line, and seated in his flower-covered car, shaking hands with people after the race. Brief shot of Prince Birabongse of Siam, who lost the race because he had to stop at the pits.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    977.51
    Media URN:
    17998
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:05:00 / 01:50:12:00
    Canister:
    38/69

Comments (2)

  1. roycousins says

    The 1938 Junior Car Club 200 Mile Race on the Campbell Circuit at Brooklands took place on the 27th August 1938.

    The winner, Johnny Wakefield (scion of the family that started Castrol) was killed in an air accident in 1942, while serving in the Fleet Air Arm in WW2.

  2. Vitesse says

    Johnny Wakefield's family made their fortune in gunpowder manufacture: there is no direct connection to Charles Cheers Wakefield.

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