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    Motorcycle racing in Thruxton, Hampshire.

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    Unissued / Unused material.

    Motorcycle racing at Thruxton, Hampshire.

    Various CU's spectators. LS motorcycles being pushed to the start. Various shots spectators. CU Marshal waving chequered flag. CU's group of men in crash helmets watching race. MS pan with riders as they push start their machines. MS riders negotiating Anchor Corner in Heat One of the Commonwealth trophy race. MS Dickie Dale followed by P Dawson and D Greenfield as they leave the pits. CU Dickie Dale on his Norton.

    MS riders lined up for start. CU competitor. MS pan with riders push starting their machines. Various shots of riders negotiating Anchor Corner. MS pan with leader, Mike Hailwood, as he takes the corner. MS pan with rest of the field at the corner. MS pan with Hailwood and Paddy Driver as they take the corner. MS start of race. MS Mike Hailwood pushing his machine towards camera, pan to LS. Various shots Hailwood being presented with trophy by Richard Wyler. CU Hailwood's AJS Machine.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:29:00 / 01:25:34:00
    UN 3475 C

Comments (3)

  1. Unknown user says

    Event was held on 3 April 1961.

    "Dicky Dale" should read "Dickie Dale"

    "P Driver" is Paddy Driver.

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  2. Unknown user says

    Thanks. The spelling has now been corrected.

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  3. goldstar says

    I raced a 1960 BSA Gold Star 500cc DBD34 at Thruxton about 1960 to 1963 in a club race. It was my first race on the Gold Star and it did not start on the starting grid. In those days we had to run and bump start the engine. I turned the bike around to go back to the pits and realised the starting grid was slightly uphill so I tried starting the engine again and it fired that time so I turned around and raced off after the pack. I did manage to catch them up and passed quite a few but did not win that race. I did however ruin a set of boots when cornering in that race. I think the bike touched 110 mph in that race.
    I have some photos of that race.
    Later I went on to race at various circuits around the country including Silverstone.

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