• Short Summary

    Good motor racing scenes from Brooklands. Race won by an Alfa Romeo.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Brooklands. The International Trophy. Hair raising driving by 'Speed Kings' in screaming racers - large and small - in new 250 mile race over triple course - won by Brian Lewis - driving an Alfa Romeo."

    Brooklands, Surrey.

    Large field of racing cars speed off from the start at Brooklands. There are various different types of cars racing.

    Various shots of cars speeding around the banked track. Shots of cars negotiating bends made out of wicker work barricades. More shots of cars on track.

    A man waves a chequered flag to signal to the winning cars.

    Shots of the winning driver, Brian Lewis as he talks to the microphone (mute).

    Note: The event took place on 6 May 1933.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    705.19
    Media URN:
    6148
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1933
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:51:00 / 01:36:52:00
    Canister:
    33/37

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The event took place on 6 May 1933.

    Amongst the car makes seen here are Austin, Maserati, Bugatti and Amilcar.

    The car seen stalling on the grid, (No. 35), is a Riley.

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  2. British Pathé says

    That's great - we've added those cars to the tags.

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  3. roycousins says

    The Honorable Brian Lewis (later Lord Essendon) winning the JCC 250-mile International Trophy Race in an Alfa Romeo 8C-2300 Monza.

    The result was:
    1st - No.7 Hon.Brian Lewis (Alfa Romeo) 2:58:12 (88.07 mph)
    2nd - No.16 E.R. ("Eddie") Hall (MG Magnette) 3:09:37.4
    3rd No.18 Mrs E.M. (Elsie - "Bill") Wisdom (MG Magnette) 3:13:14

    Of the 28 starters, only 8 finished the race.

    (No.35 is Freddie Dixon's Riley - he didn't finish)

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