• Short Summary

    Bank holiday crowds at the race meeting at Brooklands. Mrs Kay Petre achieved the fastest time recorded by a woman and Oliver Bertram set a new lap record.

  • Description

    Titles read: "Speed Duels - Motor racing thrills at Brooklands" (super over shot of car racing round the banking).

    Brooklands, Surrey.

    WS. bank holiday crowds at the Brooklands race track. LS. a racing car being push started. WS. two cars racing round the bank of the track. WS. the duel between two women drivers. WS. the race in progress. CU. Mrs Kay Petre in her twelve cylinder Delage WS. Mrs Petre racing to complete the fastest lap recorded by a woman she managed a lap at 134.24 mph LS. Mrs Gwenda Stewart in a super charged Derby WS. Mrs Stewart racing she achieved 133.67 mph WS. pan Mrs Petre as her car is pushed by a mechanic. LS. Mrs Petre and Mrs Stewart after the race Mrs Stewart congratulates Mrs. Petre on having won.

    MS. Prince Chula of Siam who is to present a trophy to the winner of the next race. WS. start of the race with smaller cars going first in handicap start. WS. cars rounding a corner. WS. back view of car acing round near the top of the banking. LS. crowds with cars racing past on the straight. WS. cars rounding a sharp corner and skidding as they go Pat Driscoll driving a baby Austin wins the race.

    LS. small boy standing by a car. WS. Oliver Bertram in a Bernato Hassam special? he achieved the fastest lap ever recorded at Brooklands. MS. Bertram seated in his car.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    833.08
    Media URN:
    12393
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/08/1935
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:06:00 / 01:22:47:00
    Canister:
    35/63

Comments (1)

  1. roycousins says

    "This is Prince Chula of Siam" - no it isn't. Chula was a very youthful-looking 27 in 1935. This may be a member of the Siamese Royal Family or it's entourage.

    The BARNATO-HASSAN is a Bentley special, built by Walter "Wally" HASSAN while working for Woolf "Babe" BARNATO, after leaving Bentley Motors.

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