• Short Summary

    Six hour saloon car race from Brands Hatch, Kent. Won by Mike Parkes.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Brands Hatch. Saloon Cars Own Race".

    Brands Hatch, Kent. Six hour saloon car race.

    GV Cars on the track at Brands Hatch. SV Ditto. SV Mechanic spinning a wheel. CU Mechanic putting petrol in car. SV An engine. CU An Indian mechanic. CU Pan. Elizabeth Jones and her co-driver Pauline Mayman. CU Mike Parkes putting on safety strap. CU Christopher Lawrence in straw hat. CU Another driver fitting safety belt. GV The start of the race. GV Cars coming round bend. GV Mike Parkes in his Jaguar coming round the bend. LV Pan. Parkes going along straight. GV A Mini leading an Anglia. GV Pan. Vauxhall going past camera. GV Car No 39 Volvo of Jacques Patte having run off the track. SV Ditto. CU The driver drinking from beaker. GV Cars coming round track. SV Cars coming round bend. SV Ford Zodiac of Paul Hawkins in the pit. SV Petrol being poured in. GV Pan. Mike Parkes going past camera. GV Pan. Car No 3 Jaguar of Mike Salmon going past camera followed very closely by a Mini. LV An Anglia lying on its roof. GV As Parkes is flagged home the winner. CU Parkes. SV People watching. CU Parkes and his co-driver Jimmy Blumer.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    4K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:22:00 / 01:22:39:00

Comments (3)

  1. Unknown user says

    The race featured was called "The Motor Six Hours International Saloon Car Race".

    The date of the race was 6 October 1962.

    The eight references to "Mike Parks" should all read Mike Parkes.

    "Christopher Laurence" should read Chris Lawrence.

    The No. 39 Volvo mentioned is the Volvo 122S of Jacques Patte.

    The Zodiac mentioned is the Ford Zodiac Mark 3 of Paul Hawkins.

    The No. 3 Jaguar mentioned is the Jaguar Mk II 3.8 of Mike Salmon.

    "J Blumer" mentioned on the final line is Jimmy Blumer.

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  2. Unknown user says

    Very useful - we've added some of this to our description.

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  3. Unknown user says

    I've now found an official programme for this event, and need to make the following amendment to my earlier comment - the race was actually called the "International Six Hour Saloon Car Race", sponsored by "The Motor" magazine.

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