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  • Short Summary

    Motor car racing in France - we see one car skid of track, another is captured in flames.

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    Full title reads: "Speed Demons - thrills at Montlhery".

    Montlehery Race Track, Nr. Paris, France.

    M/S of drivers running to get into row of racing motor cars. L/S of motor cars driving off at start of race. Various shots of cars racing around track, passing spectators in grand stand.

    Various M/S of car number 84 coming in for pit stop. We see the pit team changing the car's tyres and oil before driving off to rejoin race. More shots of race. M/S of cars racing past a car that has crashed into sidings. Various shots of crashed car - it is on fire.

    More shots of race. We see car number 90 skid across the track. M/S of car number 84 passing chequered flag. Various C/Us of driver sitting behind wheel, people crowd around him to congratulate him.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:15:00 / 01:56:39:00

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    This is Jean Pierre Wimille driving a Bugatti Type 57G (No.84), winning the 'Grand Prix de France' for sports cars at Montlhéry on the 28th June 1936. He shared the drive with Raymond Sommer, who is pictured sitting on the car with Wimille at the end of the clip. Also seen are car 10 - Frazer Nash BMW 328 (H.J. Aldington), 96 Hudson (unknown), 8 - BMW 328 (Christian Kautz & Fritz Roth), 44 - Delahaye 135CS (Laury Schell & René Carriére), 42 - Delahaye 135CS (Jean Viale & Louis Villeneuve), 38 - Delahaye 135CS (Albert Divo & Robert Girod), 92 – Hudson (André Colas). Colas’ Hudson is then shown on fire at 01:35. 48 – Talbot T150C (Jim Bradley & René Dreyfus), 90 – spinning Lagonda LG45 (Enaro Leóz Abad & Genaro Leóz Abad). 46 – the second placed Delahaye 135CS (Marcel Mongin & Michel Paris). Wimille worked for the Special Operations Executive in WW2 and returned to motor racing after the war, but was killed in practice for the 1949 Buenos Aires Grand Prix. Sommer was active…

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  2. Unknown user says

    Sommer was active in the French Resistance, but died in an accident in the 1950 Haute-Garonne Grand Prix.

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