ST ANDREWS ; MEADOWBANK DIRT TRACK ; KIRKCALDY ROAD RACES

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Places:

  • Edinburgh
  • Fife

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: ST ANDREWS ; MEADOWBANK DIRT TRACK ; KIRKCALDY ROAD RACES

Reference number: 5994

Date: 1950

Director: [attrib. Dr Swanston]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.38 mins

Description: Important Scottish motorbike racing events along the West Sands, St. Andrews, Meadowbank in Edinburgh and Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy, 1950.

Shotlist: c/u sign reading 'Competitors and Officials only' (0.05) motorcycle race on the West Sands at St. Andrews, men check their motorbikes prior to the race (0.17) officials set up light sensor [on finishing line?], brief shot electric connections and get ready to start race (0.33) racing commences, along the length of the beach (1.07) includes shot of a man falling off his motorcycle (1.11) gvs race (1.35) c/u sign 'Last Lap Signal' with gvs bikes passing this marker and official holding up chequered flag (1.44) shot of motorcycle race at Meadowbank (1.59) c/u sign for Scottish Road Races at Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy (2.08) aerial shot of park where race occurred July 1st (2.12) gvs race (2.38)