A last check-up of the fastest racing-cars of the world, shortly before they appear at the start of the Grand Prix at Zandvoort these cars are driven by the best international drivers.
Roll 1 100 ft. Cameraman Blansjaar.
Different shots of mechanics working on the cars.
Mr. Maurice Tritagnan in his car, greeting by lifting his finger.
Tony Brooks, sitting in his car.
Stirling Mossn talking with his mechanics. two shots.
The American Harry Schell.
Luigi Musso in Ferrari.
Three shots of the drivers sitting fully concentrated in their cars before the start.
Curve just after the start.
Different shots of the race with Stirling Moss (no 1) and Harry Schell (no 15).
Stirling Moss passing the finish.
Stirling Moss with a wreath and his wife.
Roll 2 Cameraman Van Zalingen.
Two shots of the public.
All the cars rounding a curve, shortly of the start.
Different shots during the race.
No 16 Mr. Graham Hull pushing his Lotus after the car failed him.
Diff. shot another point of view.
Giorgio Scarlatti (No 10) with separate getting out of his car and looking at his motor (motortrouble) and helped getting started again.
Different shots of the race and the public.
T.V., Polygoon De Haas and the Mirror of Holland.
SPORT: CAR RACING
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Background: A last check-up of the fastest racing-cars of the world, shortly before they appear at the start of the Grand Prix at Zandvoort these cars are driven by the best international drivers. Wellknown, famous names as Tritagnan, the winner of the Grand Prix od Monaco, Tony Brooks, Stirling Moss conferring for the last time with his mechanics, The American Harry Schell and Luigi Musso (italy) The majority of the drivers are of British nationality.
It is a few minutes before the start and the racing motorists are sitting in their cars, concentrated and full of tension for the big moment of the start.
The moment has come, eighteen cars thunder away ...
Right from the start Stirling Moss took the lead, followed by no 3 and 15. After 15 rounds it was clear that Moss had the fastest car (Van Wall) and was the best driver. He drove all 75 rounds (314 km) in the lead and finished first unchallenged.
The Grand Prix 1958 in Zandvoort has not been a sensation, because the race was lacking of competition and battle. Anyhow Mr Moss received the victory-wreath and GBP700???. This amount is very welcome as, like he told us, he and his wife are just engaged decorating and installing a new flat.