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    Motor race at Brooklands in the 1930s.

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    Location: Brooklands, Surrey, England (Great Britain)

    Title reads: "Babies Hold Stage at Brooklands: Interest in 'double twelve hour race' centred on struggle between M.G.s and Austins".

    LS of drivers racing to get into their cars. Various shots of the cars in the race track during the race. CU of driver sitting in his car. Shot of political rally in North Africa (unrelated to rest of story).

    Various shots of a motor race, interspersed with a shot of the pits, the crowd, a driver drinking from trophy, and pouring rain. CU of man switching a switch. Interior shot of car dashboard. Various shots of a car pulling into the pits. MS of man pouring petrol on car. MS car on fire. MS of fire being extinguished. MS of a motor race. Shot of cars racing at night.

    Title reads "Britain wins vintage car test".

    Various shots of vintage cars being driven, interspersed with various shots of the crowd. MS of car reversing. MS of several vintage cars beginning a race. CU of man pouring petrol into car. MS of car passing a chequered flag. CU of two men holding a trophy.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1930 - 1939
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:42:00 / 01:20:45:00
    UN 4664 E

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  1. Unknown user says

    Pre-war Brooklands: the "Double Twelve" race was a 24 hour event split in two so as not to annoy neighbouring Weybridge. At 01:31 - Lord "Freddie" March (later Duke of Richmond), sitting in his (No.60) MG.

    At 01:53 - ERAs racing at Goodwood (post war) At 02:06 - Reg Parnell with cup.

    At 02:12 - 1950's sports racing cars at Goodwood, including Tojeiro-Bristol (No.35) and C-type Jaguar (No.1). At 02:35 - Ferrari (No.19).

    At 02:40 - Eric Thompson brings Aston Martin DB3 (No.15) into the pits. So this is the Goodwood Nine Hours Race on 16th August 1952. The car was burnt out and several team members suffered serious burns.

    At 03:17 - Vintage and Veteran cars at Goodwood circuit. At 03:58 - Lord March presents a cup.

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