• Short Summary

    Incredible footage of a road crash at the finish of a race in France.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "Thrilling motor race crash. Thrown clear of his machine at moment of skidding near winning post, famous motor racer d'Aulan has miraculous escape from death."

    Full name - Juan de Suarez d'Aulan.

    Arras, France

    M/S as crowds wait for the finish of a motor race The quality is rather poor as a car is seen speeding up the road, but swerves out of control and seems to crash into the crowd . A motorbike passes under the finish line banner, which has 'arrivee' on it. Down the road, a car approaches and skids into the crowd. A wheel comes off and a body is throw across the road. The crowd surge forward and the wreck of the car is seen resting against a tree. The gendarmes shoo the people away.

    Note: Amazing on the spot footage - as the crash victim escaped harm. Sporting film reportage at its best.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    680.18
    Media URN:
    32910
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1927
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:51:00 / 01:22:58:00
    Canister:
    G 1394

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "d'Aulan" is Juan de Suarez d'Aulan.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks!

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