Film: 7964

Sport | 1950 | Sound | Colour


Crystal Palace motorcycle race, the unlimited cc Coronation Trophy for London. Small crowd. Starter drops Union Flag to start race. Motorcyclists have a running start to get bikes going. Racers go round bend and under bridge. The leader, Mark Keeler, is riding a Norton. The crowd. Motorcyclist hits the inside of a bend, wobbles and crashes on the opposite side of the track. (The voice-over states "If you let things go, you'll soon develop a nasty wobble. No, not you, madam, this fellow" as he crashes). Large hoarding reads "Esso Extra". Mark Keeler passes the chequered flag - "a new star on a new track". Keeler then rides over the grass.

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