• Short Summary

    Motorcyclists attempt Longacre hill with its gradient of 70 degrees. Seattle, America.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Hill and Spill climb.

    Longacre Hill, Seattle. America (USA).

    L/S of people gathered as motorcyclists ride up hill with gradient of 70 degrees. Various shots as they ride up and fly over the top, one tips forward. Another man's motorcycle skids from under him and does somersaults towards the spectators who scramble out of the way. Various shots as they ride up the hill and fly over the top.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:45:00 / 01:16:34:00

Comments (1)

  1. Cossack38 says

    The Longacres Hill Climb in Seattle was sponsored by the Seattle Cossacks Motorcycle Stunt and Drill team; team members were also some of the most formidable racers in the Pacific Northwest. Longacres Hill was one of the shortest, but steepest hills around. It was only about 120 ft from bottom to top, but a grade of 79% (38 degrees). The Longacres Hill Climb drew crowds of several thousand spectators.

    The Seattle Cossacks are still in existence, still performing on hand-shift, foot-clutch Harley Davidsons from the era in which this film was made, and we recently celebrated the 75th anniversary of our founding.

    More information on the Seattle Cossacks can be found at www.SeattleCossacks.com.

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