Full length video
Title: MEADOWBANK SPEEDWAY
Reference number: 5853
Director: [filmed by W.S. Dobson]
Original format: 16mm
Running time: 10.42 mins
Description: Film records motorcycle races between Lanarkshire Eagles and Edinburgh Monarchs at Old Meadowbank Speedway, in Leith. Footage includes close up shots of the teams and concludes with a humorous shot of children imitating the Speedway on tricycles.
Shotlist: exts of spectators arriving by bus, car and on foot, at Meadowbank Speedway. Shot of sign "Mossend Branch Lanarkshire Eagles Supporters Club" (1.03) shot of man signing autographs from car (1.16) gvs of crowds (1.55) shots of interior of Speedway and motor cyclists (2.23) first aiders, mechanics and riders file into Speedway. One group of riders wear eagles on their jackets, the others' read "Monarchs". Shot motorcyclists greeting female fans (2.56) gvs of races, including a crash, intercut with views of crowds, often covering their faces against race dust (9.27). exts of children racing bicycles and tricycles along suburban street, with flags and turn similar to the Speedway (10.42)