• Short Summary

    Good shots of drivers preparing for Irish Grand Prix - nice shot of Malcolm Campbell.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "World's Speed Kings prepare for the Irish International Grand Prix. in Phoenix Park."

    Dublin, Eire, Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland.

    Pan across racing cars gathered in the pits before the race. Good shots of the various drivers looking over their cars.

    Intertitle reads: "Caracciola ... the German Speed King."

    CU of Caracciola in car. Various shots of cars moving out of pits. Shots of cars in the pits while other cars practice on the circuit.

    Intertitle reads: "Capt. Malcolm Campbell has already broken the record for the course at nearly 90 mph."

    Nice CU of Campbell in his car. Various shots of mechanics checking out a motorcar engine.

    Intertitle reads: "Capt. Birkin ... Britain's wonder driver."

    Shots of Captain Birkin in his car. Shots of unidentified driver. Shots of two cars racing round the circuit.

    N.B. German speed ace is spelt Caracciloa in paperwork.

    Note: Nitrate film beyond repair. This is NOT AVAILABLE FOR HD TRANSFER.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    715.32
    Media URN:
    6336
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1930
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:00:00 / 01:45:49:00
    Canister:
    30/15

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Caracciola" is Rudolf Caracciola. His car is a Mercedes-Benz SSK.

    "Capt Birkin" is Henry Birkin, (also known as Tim Birkin).

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment