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Motor V. Aeroplane
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Motor V. Aeroplane 1914

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Motor V. Aeroplane 1914

1 mins United Kingdom

Despite the tantalising promise of the title, this Topical Budget newsreel item doesn't deliver racing rivalry between cars and aeroplanes. Instead, close-up shots of two unidentified drivers bookend scenes of a motor race in action. But hang on for the final scene, when a biplane soars low over the parked cars - evidence of Brooklands' nearby airfield.

As well as hosting the world's first custom-built car racing circuit, which opened in 1908, Brooklands was also a major centre of aircraft production, with many flying schools established on the nearby airfield. Many major names in the business operated locally, including Sopwith, Blériot and Vickers.

Genres

Non-Fiction

Tags

Motor cars Air races Brooklands

Collection

1914 on Film

Released

1914

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Topical Film Company

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