MOTORCYCLE RACING

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Places:

  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Banff

Subjects:

  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: MOTORCYCLE RACING

Reference number: 9137

Date: 1930c

Sound: silent

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11.37 mins

Description: Amateur footage of motorcycle and car club trials in the countryside and motorcycle sand racing.

Cataloguer's comment: Probably an Aberdeen/shire club, as most of the motorcycles have Aberdeen registrations.

Original reel was marked: 'Grampian Transport Museum - small reels transferred onto one large reel'

Shotlist: gvs of small group of cars, motorcyclists on bikes and spectators on street, possibly in Aberdeen - bikes set off one by one - shots of man working on car engine at roadside in country - shots of driver changing tyre on car - tracking shots of front of car, passenger holding up sign 'Observed Section' (0.51) shots of motorcyclists, sidecars and cars driving up rough track on hillside and round bend - shots of cars being refuelled from Shell pump in the Square, Tomintoul, local people watching, drivers chatting (2.39) shots of motorcyclists riding up rough hill track, round bend - man walks towards camera taking notes - brief shots of motorcycle and sidecar coming round bend - shot of competitor approaching his car with petrol can - more shots of competitors gathered in village square, chatting (4.02) shots of motorcycles on straight road in countryside, being waved off by marshal with flag, followed by same with cars - shots of motorcycles and cars racing past on road (6.13) gvs motorcycles, drivers and spectators gathered at beach - gvs motorcycle sand racing competition in front of large crowd, shots of several races starting (8.29) gvs of another motorcycle sand racing competition in front of smaller crowd (9.40) shot of man with tray of beer glasses, offers one to cameraman - shots of motorcyclists riding round bend on hillside on rough track - more shots of motorcyclists riding out of woodland on to road (11.37)