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    The Shelsley Walsh hill climb won in a new record time by Raymond Mays.

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    Shelsley Walsh, Nr Worcester, Worcestershire.

    Title reads: "A Gruelling Test - Famous motorists compete in Shelsey Walsh Hill Climb".

    MS. Miss Barbara Skinner seated in her car. LS. No. 14 about to set off from the start. CU. Driver chatting with officials. LS. His car is aided to the start line. LS. No. 23 makes a hesitant start then races off. MS. Woman driver seated in her car.

    LS. Car rounding bend and racing up hill. LS. Car sliding round corner and clipping the bank before continuing up the 1,000 yard course. WS. Spectators. LS. From behind sandbags of No. 5 racing up the hill. LS. Another car coming up the same stretch.

    CU. Interview with the winner Raymond Mays in which he tells how he did it. He achieved a new record time of 39.8 secs.

    N.B. Correct Spelling - Shelsley Walsh - MD.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:55:00 / 01:18:12:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    18th May 1935. Raymond Mays lowers the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb Record to 39.6 seconds.
    00:09 - Barbara Skinner
    00:16 - Eddie Hall
    00:40 - Raymond Mays in ERA R3A 2-Litre Supercharged.

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  2. Unknown user says

    Cars & drivers seen:-
    No. 14, Barbara Skinner, MG Q-type special, best time 46.2 seconds
    No. 29, Eddie Hall, making a bad start in his MG special, 43.8 secs on his other run
    No. 45, Miss Eileen Ellison, waiting to go to the startline in Type 37A Bugatti, 48.6 secs
    No. 66, Malcolm Campbell in the ex-Land Speed Record Sunbeam "Tiger", 44.4 secs
    No. 53, Raymond Mays, 2 litre ERA (R4D), setting new hill record of 39.6 secs
    No. 20, Peter Whitehead, 1100cc Alta, 47.2 secs

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