• Short Summary

    Motor car racing scenes from the banked track at Brooklands.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Brooklands. The Thrill of Speed! 20,000 Holiday-makers see amazing speeds despite wet track."

    Brooklands, Surrey.

    Racing cars lined up for at start of event. They are revving their engines.

    Shots of motor racing cars racing around the banked track.

    Various other cars race off them the start. (It seems an odd kind of race - the cars are starting off one or two at a time).

    The advertising above the start reads 'Aeroshell Lubricating Oil'.

    Several good shots of the cars racing around the track.

    Combined Print used for sound.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    675.03
    Media URN:
    4982
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:45:00 / 01:04:46:00
    Canister:
    32/40

Comments (2)

  1. roycousins says

    "It seems an odd kind of race - the cars are starting off one or two at a time" - it's a Handicap Race: the cars are started at intervals determined by the handicapper, so that they should all finish at the same time.

  2. roycousins says

    Whit-Monday BARC Meeting on 16th May 1932.
    The clips are probably a compilation from various races on that day.

    The cars lined up for the start sequence is the "Nottingham Lightning Mountain Handicap."
    Car No.6 is Raymond Mays (wearing his ubiquitous beret) in his Invicta.
    Car No.2 is Whitney Straight's black Maserati.
    Car No.1 is Earl Howe's Bugatti.
    Howe won from Straight by two-fifths of a second.

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