In glorious weather - June 14 - VISNEWS filmed the leading motor-boat pilots competing for the European Championship on the Baldeney Lake at Essen in the Ruhr.
GV. Landscape around the Lake included "Villa Hugel" home of the Krupp family.
LV. Start of race, one boat topples.
SV. Wrecked boat.
SCU. Driver in water.
SV. Boats come towards camera at speed.
SV.PAN.No. 64 Dieter Hellwig of Germany.
SV.PAN.No. 103 M. Boucquey of Belgium.
TOP V. Race in progress.
SV.PAN. No. 64 leads with No. 46 Rocca of France.
SV.PAN.Hellwig and Rocca pass slower boat.
SV.PAN.Rocca and Hellwig.
TOP GV.Hellwig leads.
CU. Winner - Hellwig.
SPORT: MOTOR BOAT RACING
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Background: In glorious weather - June 14 - VISNEWS filmed the leading motor-boat pilots competing for the European Championship on the Baldeney Lake at Essen in the Ruhr.
Boats of the DU 6-700 ccm Class competed in the exciting racing, which consisted of three runs over the course on the Lake on whose shores stands the "Villa Hugel" residence of the famous Krupp family.
There was a terrific duel between the favourites for the title, Dieter Hellwig of Germany in boat No. 64, and the Frenchman Rocca in Mo. 46. but the 30,000 spectators went home without knowing who had won because there was a false start in the second race.
It was 1 1/2 hours after racing had finished before Hellwig, of Dusseldorf was declared the winner and European Champion.