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  • Short Summary

    L. L. Carter wins Aerial Derby with speed of 192 miles per hour.

  • Description

    Item title reads - The Aerial Derby. L. L. Carter, though almost blinded with oil, wins astonishing speed of 192 miles per hour.

    M/S of L. L. Carter stood in front of his aeroplane looking bashful, he walks off. M/S as he meets two other men who shake his hand. M/S as he is presented with a trophy for his efforts, people stand behind and watch.

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    Film ID:
    312.27
    Media URN:
    23915
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/08/1923
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:29:00 / 01:44:01:00
    Canister:
    G 1005

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The event took place on 6 August 1923.

    A lengthy magazine article of the era, reporting on the race, can be read here......

    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarch
    ive/view/1923/1923 - 0467.html

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  2. jamied says

    At 00:23, the man presenting the winner's trophy is Lt Col Frank MacClean.

    The man receiving the trophy, on behalf of L L Carter, is David Longden.

    Seen on the extreme right at 00:31 is Mr H T Vane, Managing Director of D Napier & Son Ltd, who built the winning aircraft's engine.

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  3. jamied says

    "L L Carter" is Larry L Carter.

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