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    Very good shots of motor racing in France.

  • Description

    Good film of motor racing in France during the 1900s (c. 1905).

    Pan across area near starting point of road race with groups of men gathered around cars. MS car with mechanic crew working on it, 1 man using pump. More shots of mechanics working on various cars. Shots of cars being pushed onto starting grid, race officials stand nearby. Car sitting on the track, mechanic cranking to start car, then car drives off. A horse pulls a car up onto the track. Shots of 3 different cars starting one at a time from same point. Cars racing around track, group of nuns watch from behind fence (in distance). The track has low board fences around it and buildings (shops / cafes) over look the track. Man stands on track holding up large flag as cars speed past.

    Note: for a film of this age, this item is in exceptionally good condition.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1900 - 1909
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:39:00 / 01:07:04:00
    ON 383 F

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  1. Unknown user says

    French Grand Prix at Le Mans on 26th & 27th June 1906 (the first ever "Grand Prix").

    Won by Ferenc Szisz driving a Renault (car No.3A).

    00:23 - 1B is Henri Rougier's Lorraine-Dietrich.

    00:37 - 6A is Camille Jenatzy's Mercedes.

    00:48 - 13A is Albert Clément's Clément-Bayard on the weighbridge.

    01:01 - 1B is Henri Rougier's Lorraine-Dietrich on the weighbridge.

    01:14 - 1A is Fernand Gabriel's Lorraine-Dietrich on the weighbridge.

    02:51 - one of the Renaults.

    03:12 - Ferenc Szisz's Renault wins.

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