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National Scoutcar Racing in Brighton

Homemade go-karts of all colours, shapes and sizes can be seen haring along Madeira Drive in Brighton, as Scouts compete for first place.

Amateur film 1967 3 mins Silent

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Follow the progress of the Orpington Scouts' car 'Pathfinder III'. From set-up and sandwiches in the pits, inspection by white-coated officials to peddling like mad over the finish line and the cheers of the enthusiastic crowd. The day closes with a slower paced procession of the cars and a prize-giving. And while the team may not go home with a prize, it's the taking part that counts.

This film is from the collection of Bromley Local Studies & Archives, a member of the London's Screen Archives Network.