• Short Summary

    Motor racing at the first meeting of the Vintage Sports Club since the war.

  • Description

    Titles read: "SPEED TRIAL".

    Location of events unknown.

    Various shots of the first meeting of the Vintage Sports Club since the war. Racing driver George Abercassis looks over his engine. C/U of the car engine. Several shots of participants preparing their cars for a race.

    Well-known women drivers Dorothy Patten and Mrs Gerrard are seen in their cars. Also attending the race are John Bolster - C/U of the lettering on his car, 'Bloody Mary', Dennis Jenkinson and Anthony Heal.

    Several shots of the cars racing around a racetrack, a countryside course and coming over the finishing line.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1313.09
    Media URN:
    43491
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/07/1946
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:40:00 / 01:18:52:00
    Canister:
    NP 98

Comments (1)

  1. Vitesse says

    Most of this film shows the VSCC sprint at Elstree on April 22nd 1946, but the last few seconds are of a Bugatti Owners Club hillclimb at Prescott, either reused footage from 1938 or 1939 or practice pictures from the May 19th meeting: on the day it rained throughout.

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