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    Full title reads: "Brooklands. The 'Double 12' 48 'Speed Kings' in screaming Racers - 'Babys' and Midgets race round at 'breakneck speed' in Motoring's greatest racing test."

    Brooklands, Surrey.

    Racing drivers run to their sports cars for a pit lane start. The cars speed away from the start. Various shots of cars racing around Brooklands' banked track. Some good shots showing different classes of cars racing.

    Cars come past the finish as the chequered flag is waved.

    One of the winning cars is wheeled in and the drivers climb up to the podium to receive their trophies. They were driving for the MG (Morris Garages) team. Shots of several winning drivers gathered around their cars. CU of Freddie March, Duke of Richmond, and co-driver Chris Staniland.

    N.B. Missing intertitle gives more information: "28 finished - result was a triumph for the Baby Midgets who finished 1,2,3,4."

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/05/1931
    Sound:
    sound
    Media URN:
    8429
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    771.05
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:03:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:14:00 / 01:08:28:00
    Canister:
    31/38
    Sort Number:
    31/038
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    Categories
    Sport & Leisure
    WorkSpaces
    Brooklands temp Vauxhall Vauxhall 110th Anniversary deeper blue - order
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (4)

  1. jamied says

    The winning car was driven by Freddie March, the 9th Duke of Richmond.

    At the end of the clip he is shown holding the trophy with his co-driver Chris Staniland.

  2. jamied says

    Identifiable at 00:57 is the No. 12 Talbot 105 of Owen Saunders-Davies and Bill Craig (truly belting round the track!).

    They're overtaking No.32, the Aston Martin Le Mans of Humphrey Cook and Dudley Benjafield.

    At 01:13, No. 10 is another Talbot 105 containing Brian Lewis and John Hindmarsh.

    At 01:30 is No. 6, the Talbot 90 of Eric Burt and S J Burt.

    At 01:53, No. 4 is the Maserati 8C-2500 of George Eyston and Giulio Ramponi.

    "One of the winning cars is wheeled in and the drivers climb up to the podium to receive their trophies. They were driving for the MG (Morris Garages) team" - that's the No. 60 MG MIdget of the already documented March and Staniland.

  3. jamied says

    The race was run on 9 May 1931.

  4. British Pathé says

    Thanks for the research. We've added those names to the description.

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