Film: 8648

Sport | 1950 | Sound | Colour

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Motorcycle racing at the Nurburgring Germany. Narration indicates it is 1955.
Bike racers gathered at the race track, a busy car and caravan park with bikers getting their bikes ready for racing. Mechanical fixes.
Geoffrey Duke gives a guided demonstration lap of the ring in a car, filmed from the driver's POV.
Bikes in the paddock. Close ups of various motorcycles, 250cc NSU, Zeller's 500cc BMW, DKW 3 cyclinder 2 stroke. The Adler 250, the IFA 2 stroke and Ubiali's MV Agusta 125cc. Moto Guzzi rev counter is checked. Geoffrey Duke's Gilera motorcycle. AJS 350cc and the "winged M" entry.
John Surtee's Norton and the Norton of Swedish rider Andersson. Close ups of bikes with sidecars, incluidng a BMW and Norton.
A no entry barrier with Nurburgring sign on it. Bikers queue with their bikes.
Overhead view of the paddock.
View of the flyer for the German GP June 1955. People check their watches, ready for the start of racing. Teams waiting, people sit and eat - even an African grey parrot is being fed! Officals table.
Sidecar racers go to the start line. Course clock. Spectators. Race starts with 21 sidecar riders. Racing around the Nurburgring. Faust and Remmert win on the BMW. Faust with his winner's laurel.
500cc senior race, riders gather at the starting line.
Geoffrey Duke on his bike while a mechanic makes some adjustments.
Zeller on the start line, Bandirola looks relaxed and laughs. John Surtees astride his Norton. Armstrong sits on his Gilera.
Racers jump start their bikes and race. Footage of the racers going around the track. The sign goes up for the last lap. Duke wins in record time. On the winners podium, Duke is joined by Zeller in 2nd place. Duke is congratulated as he leaves the track.


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