• Short Summary

    Female racing drivers speed around the famous Brooklands race track.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Brooklands. Women Speed Queens. 8 women compete in first race of its kind. Miss Fay Taylor wins on a Talbot at 98.37 mph!"

    Brooklands, Surrey.

    Pan along line up of female racing drivers.

    Various shots of sports cars speeding away from the start.

    Shots of cars racing around the famous Brooklands banked track.

    Miss Taylor drives her car into the pits after winning the Ladies' Race.

    She sits on top of the car and tells us how much she enjoyed the race.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    871.12
    Media URN:
    12763
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:57:00 / 01:21:01:00
    Canister:
    31/84

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Despite the title card, "Fay Taylor" should read Fay Taylour.

    Her car is a Talbot 105. Here's a nice photo of Fay in the very car seen in this clip....

    http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detai
    l/news-photo/dirt-track-rider-fay-tayl
    our-at-the-wheel-of-her-talbot-news-p
    hoto/3359843

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  2. roycousins says

    Fay Taylour began as a motorcycle racer and was a Speedway rider until women were banned from Speedway tracks in Britain in 1930, when she switched to racing cars.

    During WW2 she was interned for her fascist sympathies.

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