• Short Summary

    Cars racing around Brooklands - includes interview with Sir Malcolm Campbell and shots of Bluebird.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Pace That Thrills! Huge holiday crowds flock to see record racing at Brooklands."

    Brooklands, Surrey (?).

    Small single seater racing cars hurtle round a banked up race track.

    Shots of numerous cars passing the camera on a flat, straight, part of the track.

    More shots of the cars on the banking.

    Cars take corner in front of crowds. Some people sit on the roof of buildings to watch the racing.

    Man with chequered flag walks out onto course to signal to winner. In the background is an advert for MG (Morris Garages) cars. He walks back to the side of the track where his colleague is holding up a card with the number 5 on it.

    High angle shot of Sir Malcolm Campbell in Bluebird - he says that this is the first appearance of Bluebird since the record winning drive at Daytona - he won't be able to drive around the track too fast as it might damage the tyres and they might want to use the car again in the near future.

    High angle shot of Bluebird being given a push start by mechanics. (There are several frames of spacing here).

    Bluebird speeding round track.

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary) - Comb. Pos used as track.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    667.22
    Media URN:
    4889
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:15:00 / 01:42:54:00
    Canister:
    32/26

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Brooklands, Surrey (?)" - yes, it's at Weybridge in Surrey.

    "Bluebird being given a push start by mechanics" - the mechanic closest to the camera is Campbell's Chief Mechanic Leo Villa.

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  2. roycousins says

    Easter Monday 28th March 1932.

    00:16 - No.3 is Sir Henry "Tim" Birkin's single-seater 4½-litre "Blower" Bentley.

    Campbell has just returned from breaking the Land Speed Record at Daytona at 253.97 mph on 24th February 1932.

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