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  • Short Summary

    Motor racing from the banked Brooklands circuit.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown.

    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 a Alfa Romeo."

    Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey.

    A large field of racing motor cars leave the start in the International Trophy Race. Cars speed around the banked Brooklands track. More shots of the motor race.

    The chequered flag is waved as the cars cross the finishing line.

    The winner Brian Lewis speaks to cameras and crowds. (Mute)

    Copy of 37/62.

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    Film ID:
    512.15
    Media URN:
    59211
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:51:00 / 01:55:18:00
    Canister:
    UN 53 X

Comments (1)

  1. James Thorne says

    This is the Junior Car Club\'s 250-mile International Trophy race held at Brooklands on 6th May 1933.
    Handicapping of cars in order to attempt to even out inherent performance differentials had been a feature of racing at Brooklands since shortly after it opened in 1907, but the 1933 JCC International Trophy saw the first use of \"handicapping lanes\". Instead of cars setting off at intervals so as to contrive a close finish over the race distance, for this race competing cars were split into three classes according to engine size, with each class required to pass through one of three lanes on the Finishing Straight on each lap. The smallest cars were able to drive straight on, the middle group had a gentle S-bend to negotiate, whole the largest cars were faced with a much sharper S-bend. This effectively created three courses - hence the \"triple course\" referred to in the opening titles - and facilitated a mass start.

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