• Short Summary

    A 2 1/2 year old girl goes for a ride with her Dad, Captain Denis Shipwright, the celebrated Racing Motorist.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "The world's youngest racing motorist - Introducing 'Wendy' and her 'Dad', Capt. Denis Shipwright, the celebrated Racing Motorist."

    Brooklands Racetrack, Surrey.

    Various shots of a little girl, Wendy, and her father, Captain Denis Shipwright, getting into a racing car and driving off. Intertitle tells us Wendy is only 2 1/2 years old but is thrilled to go out with her Dad in his car and also goes up in a 'plane with him if invited. Various shots of the pair driving around a race track - looks like Brooklands.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1048.09
    Media URN:
    37139
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:50:00 / 01:17:13:00
    Canister:
    PT 100

Comments (1)

  1. roycousins says

    The car is a Riley, with "Brooklands"-style bodywork.

    Shipwright was an RFC pilot in WW1, racing driver, Conservative MP, Army officer, movie director, RAF pilot in WW2, bankrupt and Civil Servant. Quite a career!

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