Title ID 6845Collection ID887
Title[Motor Racing at Goodwood on Whitsun Monday]
Date[April 1963?]
CollectionMarchant Family
KeywordsCars Motor Vehicles Racing
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionP. Marchant
CameraP. Marchant
FormatColour Silent
Duration4min. 32sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Mr Marchant captures motor racing at Goodwood on a Whitsun bank holiday in this short amateur film.


The film opens with two men working on an engine of a rally car at Goodwood. Members of the Marchant family stand around nearby talking. Rally cars are seen racing on the circuit, negotiating various obstacles. After some blank spacing, the film cuts to scenes from other races at Goodwood; large crowds are assembled to watch from the side of the track. A rally driver is seen being awarded a prize on a small podium; he shakes the hands of those handing over the prize. The film concludes with another race at Goodwood, captured from various positions at the side of the track; a man waves a chequered flag at the finish line. At the very end of the film, a toddler is seen playing on a rocking horse in a garden.