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Motor V. Aeroplane
A visit to the famous Brooklands race track in Weybridge, Surrey, where Saturday afternoon crowds gather for the big race.
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.