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Motor Car Racing at Southport
On the beach with the racing cars, capturing the speed and excitement.
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Exciting times at Southport, as racing cars hurtle around a course laid out on the sands, in this short reel by filmmaker George Jesse Turner. The town has an impressive history of motor racing - before the famous Brooklands circuit opened in 1907, cars raced each other through Southport streets, though this proved too disruptive, and the sport was wisely relocated to the town's sandy beaches.