• Short Summary

    Second international RAC car rally of Great Britain in progress.

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    Hastings, Sussex & Silverstone, Northamptonshire.

    Hastings. Car No 7, Allard with sign 'RAC (Royal Automobile Club) Rally of Great Britain'. Allard car No 7 with racing driver A. Godfrey Imhof on side. GV. Imhof's Allard. MS. The starting line. MS. The Mayor and Mayoress of Hastings looking on. MS. Standard car with racing driver Taylor in. LS. The Mayor giving Taylor the signal to start. LS. Another Standard car, with driver Spare in, moving off. CU. Mr Imhof seated at controls of the Allard. LS. Imhof's Allard moving off. MS. Group of officials. LS. Imhof's Allard starting away. GV. Competitors' cars parked on sea front. LS. Several shots of the cars travelling along road, snow covered countryside around. LS. Coach driving along road towards camera. LS. Cars jammed on blocked road. Drivers trying to move them.

    Silverstone. Several shots of cars waiting at Silverstone. LS. Morris car with White in breaks down. LS. Tommy Wisdom's Jaguar Mark VII passing. LS. Porsche with Ball in. MS. Drivers seated in cars waiting. LS. Sheila Van Damm's Sunbeam Talbot car moving. MS. Miss Sheila Van Damm in the car, sign 'Windmill Girl' on car. LS. Car No 165. MS. Drivers waiting to move off. MS. Reg Harris's MG car. CU. Harris and co-driver studying map. LS. Cars in line of the racing track. LS. Cars leaving track and turning on road.

    (Mute. Orig Neg & F.G.)

    Date found in the old record - 31/03/1952.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:15:00 / 01:38:21:00
    UN 2424 B & C

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  1. Unknown user says

    Event took place 31 March - 2 April 1952.

    Line 1 - The Allard is an Allard J2.

    "A G Imhof" is Godfrey Imhof.

    Line 7 - Tommy Wisdom's Jaguar is a Jaguar Mark VII.

    Reg Harris's MG is an MG TD. (NOTE: Reg Harris was a leading track cyclist in the 1940s and 50s, winning two Olympic silver medals).

    The car appearing at 02:51 is an Austin A90 Atlantic.

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  2. Unknown user says

    Useful comments - thank you.

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  3. marguerite says

    A G Imhof - is this Albert Imhof?

    Do you know the names of his co-drivers or mechanics shown in this clip at the Hastings RAC rally?

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