National Sporting Club presents a cocktail cabinet to racing driver Mike Hawthorn.
Titles read: "LONDON - SPORTSMEN HONOUR MIKE HAWTHORN".
Cafe Royal, London.
Various shots of celebrities at a National Sporting Club presentation to racing driver Mike Hawthorn.
Among those seen are actor / film star Jack Hawkins, Joe Davis, Donald Campbell, Charles Forte (Chairman of the National Sporting Club), Tony Brooks, Earl Howe (with cigarette holder), Tony Vandervell, George and boxer Henry Cooper.
Charles Forte unveils a cocktail cabinet that the club is presenting to Mike Hawthorn, unlocking it to show bottles of drink inside. Guests applaud. Mike makes a speech saying how delighted he is with the honour and the cocktail cabinet, but thinks the drink will count against him in getting a reduction with a Swedish insurance firm. He talks of his 8 years as a racing driver and refers to his retirement "now's the time". The audience applaud.