Articles tagged Shell Film Unit

Page 38 of January 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, January 1958

Film Reviews

B.R.S.C.C. Midnight Film Show A popular winter motor-racing entertainment is the B.R.S.C.C. Festival of Speed and Sport, which took place last year on November 22nd. It is astonishing, even startling, proof of the popularity of motor racing that two large London cinemas were filled to capacity for this non-stop two-hour midnight film show, while other cinemas in other parts of the country drew...

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Something different

The Alpine Rally A NUMBER of my friends kept disappearing, saying, "We're going on holiday," and when they returned they talked about the change from the normal routine of their lives being as good as a rest cure, and kept asking me when I was going on holiday. Now, for as long as I can remember, my life has been one long holiday, watching motor races every weekend, all over Europe, enjoying...

Page 16 of September 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, September 1954

Bentleys At Silverstone - (July 31st)

The Bentley Drivers' Club held its Silverstone Race Meeting on July 31st, and the inimitable exhaust thunder of long-stroke, sixteen-valve engines rang round Northampton. The morning session of speed consisted of a High-Speed Trial, in which Nicholson's imposing 6 1/2-litre Bentley saloon with protuberant luggage container, Oldworth's 2-litre Aston Martin and Mann's Lagonda retired and Beasley's...

Page 21 of March 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, March 1952

On the road in 1951

Many years ago CA Lejeune wrote in the Observer : "The practice of summing up the year's activities in films, plays, books and public affairs has become so much a habit of modern journalism that I suppose we should do it if we were to wake up one year's end in Heaven or Hawaii, superfluous though such a summary might be to the inhabitants of either place." Well, we are not yet in Heaven and we...

Page 31 of December 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, December 1953

Film Reviews

"Mille Miglia 1953."  Documentary. Running time 28 min. "The Moving Spirit."  Colour cartoon. Running time 18 min. (Shell Film Unit. Both require sound projector and are normally 16 mm.) With its film of the 1952 Le Mans Race the Shell Film Unit, under Bill Mason, set a standard of motor-racing film production which remains unsurpassed. Indeed, this great film has never had so much as a near...

Page 32 of May 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, May 1949

Club News

We Hear R. S. Strachan is restoring a 1928 "20.9" Sunbeam chassis and craves a suitable body and wings for it. R. L. Walker has rebuilt a Singer "Le Mans" with modern two-seater bodywork, even to a modern frontal aspect and his own spray-painting, working in a shed and using the minimum of equipment. The police are taking an increasingly active interest in competition motoring, in the desirable...

Page 32 of November 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, November 1949

Club News

We Hear Arising out of the article on the G.N. published in Motor Sport last August, O. A. K. Wilson sends two interesting snapshots, one of a 1921 touring G.N., the other of an. A.V. monocar. Julian Boyson, 42, Oakhill Road, Sutton, Surrey, has acquired a low-chassis 4 1/2-litre Invicta, engine No. 7481, chassis No. S 86, registered No. GT 48, the engine possessing a modified light-alloy sump...

Page 24 of August 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, August 1969

'A Diversion'

It all started when the Dutch held their Grand Prix on a Saturday instead of the normal Continental race day of Sunday, for this gave me an extra day in my normal week of getting from one race to the next. Normally I never do any serious motoring at weekends, always being involved with races, so it was quite a surprise to find the roads of Europe empty of lorries and vans, and being away from the...

Page 26 of March 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, March 1953

Movie marathon

On February 11th we had the unique experience of watching some five hours of motoring films, first at the V.S.C.C. Film Show at Hammersmith Town Hall, then, after a quick flit through traffic-free London thoroughfares in a Fiat 500, to the B.A.R.C. Midnight Matinée at the Curzon Cinema. It is a significant measure of the continuing enthusiasm for motor-racing that on the same evening two large...

Page 40 of May 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, May 1959

Continental Notes

Over the years the Continental racing scene has been gradually changing, for better and for worse, but this year it took a decided step backwards, for Easter went by with no racing whatsoever taking place. For years now it has been traditional for the Pau G.P. to be held on Easter Monday, and, depending whether Easter was early or late, this event or the Syracuse G.P. opened the European racing...

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