ST. ANDREWS - GRASS; MARK INCH - WATA; 500 CARS - BEVERIDGE PARK ; 350 FINAL - SCOTTISH ROAD RACES

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  • Fife

Subjects:

  • Sporting activities

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: ST. ANDREWS - GRASS; MARK INCH - WATA; 500 CARS - BEVERIDGE PARK ; 350 FINAL - SCOTTISH ROAD RACES

Reference number: 4654

Date: 1951 - 1952

Director: [attrib. Dr Swanston]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 14.53 mins

Description: Cross-country motor cycle racing, including trials on West Beach, St. Andrews. General views of motor cycle and motor car racing during Scottish Road Racing event, Beveridge Park, kirkcaldy, early 1950s.

Shotlist: very brief shot mother and children in park (0.03) gvs motorbike trials off-road, rough and hilly terrain (0.59) gvs crowds of spectators watching from summit of steep drop, followed by gvs motorbike riders descending steep track - includes shot of one man falling off (1.37) men stand talking in bicycle garage, there are many motorbikes around (1.41) riders stand around, c/u plus fours and boots, a few shots riders posing with their bikes (1.57) view overlooking St. Andrews West Beach, Royal and Ancient Golf Course in foreground (2.07) medium shot of beach crowded with people and vehicles for the race (2.14) races on a very windy St Andrews West Beach (3.12) checking the bikes pre race (3.19) race starts on grass (3.40) two riders shake hands for camera (3.43) commentator announces on speaker microphone (3.51) various people check notes / listing of riders? before the race (4.00) lining up for race and they're off - one man falls off and is helped by policemen, he gets bandaged wrist and some water (4.36) - blank - (4.38) skills trial over small river, very slowly controlled and over stones along riverbed (6.34) Car Racing In kirkcaldy! It's Here Now! gvs Beveridge Park, kirkcaldy where cars gather and the cars are prepared by mechanics pre race (7.03) gvs race as they go around park circuit, one driver skids off road but is unhurt and starts off again (8.29) c/u poster reading '500cc Car Racing and 500cc motorcycle racing will be held in the Beveridge Park, kirkcaldy by kind permission of kirkcaldy Town Council on Saturday 26th April' followed by gvs racing cars - one car appears to fail to start and has to get pushed along (9.09) c/u crumpled car after a crash (9.21) gvs race cars (10.09) c/u poster 'Scotland's Premier Motor Cycling Event. The Scottish Road Races Beveridge Park, kirkcaldy... Saturday 5th July 1952' and gvs motorcycle racing, intercut with gvs spectators (11.42) riders shake hands for camera (12.09) c/u poster, as before (13.07) gvs crowds moving after race, gvs winner as people crowd around, they look at bike (13.57) ints table with trophies (14.06) prize giving ceremony (14.52) c/u poster (14.53)