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  • Short Summary

    Motor racing scenes from Ireland - race won by an MG Midget driven by N Black.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Ireland. The Greatest Road Race Ever! N Black in an 'M.G. Midget' wins for Britain - 44 cars from all countries from 'Baby Sevens' to great racers - took part."

    Eire, Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland.

    Cars race away from a pit lane start. Larger racing cars start after the smaller ones.

    Various shots of racing around the country road race course.

    Car 42 is shown the chequered flag as it crosses the winning line. Shots of the MG Midget (Morris Garages) as it pulls into the pits. The driver is presented with a laurel wreath. MS of N Black the winning driver as he sits in his car receiving congratulations.

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    Film ID:
    863.36
    Media URN:
    12653
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:00:00 / 01:54:55:00
    Canister:
    31/68

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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