• Short Summary

    Motor racing from the Irish Grand Prix - MG Midgets win a race.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Dublin. The Battle of the Baby Cars. Thrilling race in the Irish Grand Prix won by 'mighty' MG Midgets."

    Dublin, Eire, Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland.

    Sports cars speed away from pit lane start in the Irish Grand Prix. Various shots of the cars speeding around the track. Shot of two drivers - presumably the winners - sitting on their car surrounded by a crowd of well wishers.

    Intertitle reads: "Incessant rain made conditions appalling for the 'giant' racers - won by Sir Henry Birkin in an Alfa Romeo."

    Shots of the larger cars racing around the track. Many in the crowd are holding umbrellas and the rain and slippy track make some cars skid. MS of Sir Henry Birkin and his co-driver in their car.

    N.B. M.G. stands for Morris Garages.

    Missing story in 31/46 of the same name.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    809.25
    Media URN:
    10616
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1931
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:24:00 / 01:41:09:00
    Canister:
    31/47

Comments (1)

  1. roycousins says

    Irish International Grand Prix for the Phoenix Trophy at Phoenix Park Dublin on 5th & 6th June 1931.

    5th June 1931: the Saorstát Cup Handicap race (for cars up to 1500cc) is won by Norman Black in an MG Midget.

    6th June 1931: the Éireann Cup Handicap race (for cars over 1500cc) is won by Sir Henry "Tim" Birkin in an Alfa Romeo 8C 2300.

    Black wins the Irish Grand Prix on aggregate and Birkin is second.

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