Full length video

This film is in copyright

This film is protected by copyright and is provided for personal, private viewing only. Please use the Hire, buy or ask a question button to ask about obtaining a copy of this film or a licence to use it, or to ask about its copyright status.

Find similar films


  • Fife


  • Sporting activities


  • Amateur


  • 1930s

Please read Understanding catalogue records for help interpreting this information and Using footage for more information about accessing this film.

Overall rating:


Reference number: 4655

Date: 1934c

Director: filmed by Kirkcaldy Photographic Society

Sound: silent

Original format: 9.5mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.13 mins

Description: The Kirkcaldy motor cycle road races, circa 1934. Includes footage of the 350cc and 500cc road race finals.

See paper archive 3/8.

Credits: Kirkcaldy Photographic Society, Cine Section presents

Shotlist: slow pan house on hill, title credits Final 350cc Race; winner D. Parkinson of Wakefield at 52 mph (0.36) gvs crowd lined track, followed by assembly of riders in leathers and motorcycles (1.00) racers jump on bikes at start line; gvs racing, photographer visible at first bend; racer skids off, and is helped back on his bike (3.28) shots at finish line (3.35) brief shot medical officials, police and race officials at side of track (3.42) slow pan across spectators, some of whom are seen sitting down enjoying picnic; official car crosses line with standing passenger filming; brief shot two men driving past on motorbike (4.00) Final 500cc Race; winner T. McEwan of I.O.M. at 51.5 mph brief shot pre-race and start of race, mounting bikes etc (4.14) gvs competitors racing on circuit, sometimes the view is taken from behind spectating crowds (9.00) motorbikes cross the finish line (9.09) commentator using microphone comments on end of race (announcing winner?) The End (9.13)