• Short Summary

    Women motor racing drivers speed their cars around the banked track at Brooklands.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Brooklands. Women 'Speed Queens' Miss Peggy Naismith in a Salmson wins 'Ladies Handicap' at 86.30 mph."

    Brooklands, Surrey.

    Cars arrive at the Brooklands race track, Elsie Wisdom in No. 1 Leyland-Thomas. Crowds of people are also arriving.

    Racing cars pushed towards the track by mechanics. Sitting in the driving seats are women racing drivers. (One wears a real Penelope Pitstop style hat).

    Shots of two racing cars speeding around the banked Brooklands track.

    Car No. 10 is driven back into the pits. The driver gives a short interview to the newsreel - she says that the wind held down their speed. The driver - presumably the winner Miss Peggy Naismith - sits on top of her car and is cheered by the crowd.

    (Natural sound track only - No commentary)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    661.12
    Media URN:
    4742
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1932
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:59:00 / 01:19:32:00
    Canister:
    32/74

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The date of the event is 10 September 1932.

    Car Number 1 seen twice during the clip was the Leyland-Thomas of Elsie Wisdom.

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  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks jamied. We've added Elsie to the record.

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  3. roycousins says

    "Car No. 10 is driven back into the pits. The driver gives a short interview to the newsreel - she says that the wind held down their speed. The driver - presumably the winner Miss Peggy Naismith - sits on top of her car and is cheered by the crowd."
    - Eirane "Paddie" Naismith was an actress, racing driver and aviatrix. Her picture was used as the first colour television transmission image in 1940 (she was a striking redhead).

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