• Short Summary

    Stirling Moss wins Grand Prix D'Europe at Aintree.

  • Description

    Aintree, Liverpool, Merseyside.

    SV. The three Vanwall cars being prepared for the Grand Prix D'Europe race at Aintree. SCU. Mechanics in cockpit of No 18 Vanwall which was Stirling Moss' first car. SV. Mechanics working on front wheels of a Ferrari. SV. Mechanic adjusting Maserati engine. SV. Crowds around two of the Vanwalls. SV. Two girls cleaning driver's goggles before the race. CU. S. Lewis-Evans removing his goggles to see if they are clean. CU. Mike Hawthorn talking to another driver. CU. Peter Collins adjusting his goggles. SCU. Stirling Moss climbing into the cockpit of his No 18 Vanwall. SCU. Camera pans as Jean Behra is pushed out to the track in his Maserati. SCU. Mechanics pushing Tony Brooks out to the track in his Vanwall. GV. Crowds waiting for the start of the race. GV. The cars lined up at the start with engines running, waiting for the flag to drop in the front. Drivers from left to right - in car No 18, Vanwall, is Stirling Moss, in car No 4, Maserati, is Jean Behra, in car No 20, Vanwall, is Tony Brooks.

    The flag drops and the cars flash forward. Camera pans as cars go away into back view. SV. Crowds watching. LV. Camera pans as Stirling Moss leads the field into a bend followed by Jean Behra in Maserati, third is Mike Hawthorn in Ferrari. CU. Girl looking through binoculars. LV. Moss in his Vanwall down straight followed by Behra and Hawthorn. SV. Camera pans as Moss drifts round corner and away down straight. SV. Behra in his Maserati rounding the bend followed closely by Hawthorn in his Ferrari. Camera pans with Behra as he goes down the straight going into back view. His back wheel skids but he recovers. LV. Crowds in stand as car flashes passed. SV. At the end of lap 22, Tony Brooks climbs out of his Vanwall and Stirling Moss takes over car as his Vanwall is giving engine trouble.

    SCU. Camera pans as Moss is pushed out onto the track to continue in the race. LV. Pan with Jean Behra now leading the race, travelling very fast down the straight in his Maserati. SV. Crowds watching. SV. Camera pans as Hawthorn in his Ferrari rounds the bend in second place. SV. Camera pans as Moss enters bend in the No 20 Vanwall fighting hard to catch the leaders. SV. Crowds watching. LV. Camera pans on Behra in his Maserati travelling fast down the straight, he looks over his shoulder as his car begins to give him trouble while he is leading the race. SCU Camera pans as Behra retires from race and comes into the pits. CU. Behra in pits looking very annoyed. LV. Camera pans with Hawthorn in his Ferrari travelling fast down the straight as his car begins to swerve and he gets a puncture. GV. Cars racing passed grand stand nearing the end of the race. LV. Camera pans as Moss comes in the winner in his Vanwall. CU. Moss climbing out of his car. GV. Crowds applauding. CU. Moss drinking Coca-Cola, his face is covered in grease. SV. Mrs Topham placing laurel round his neck and congratulates him.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:40:00 / 01:53:26:00

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