- TITLE: RAC International Rally of Great Britain 1952
- RELEASE DATE: 01/01/1952
- SYNOPSIS: Footage of the Rally from Hastings to Scarborough. A Castrol Film.
- BP ASSET ID: 803407
- VIEWING RESTRICTIONS: Public
- LICENSING RESTRICTIONS: Please note that this film may include footage and/or music sourced from multiple rights holders. For information on re-use of content in a new production, please contact BPVL@bp.com
- PRODUCTION COMPANY: None
- COLOUR: Colour
- ALTERNATIVE LANGUAGE NOTES: None
- FORMAT: BetaSP_Large
- SHOTLIST: A film documenting the 1952 RAC International Rally of Great Britain. With Hastings as the southern starting point and Scarborough in the north. The film features very nice scenic footage from not only these two points but also Richmond high street and arterial London roads, Silverstone, the Devon coast, the Lake District, Edinburgh, the Scottish Highlands including an interesting old ferry at Balamoray (at 27 mins) and the Welsh countryside. There are driver's POV sequences throughout the tape, as well as nice shots of the rally cars driving through heavy snow. The footage includes the start of rally as well as a discussion about preparing for a rally between Ian Appleyard, his wife and George Williams, the RAC racing manager (sound not great when Mrs Appleyard speaks). The husband and wide team are taking part in the rally in a jaguar XK120. The special stages in the rally include a night skill test (around 00:11:00) at Castle Coombe, a speed test (00:12:00), and a skill test on Blackpool Promenade (00:16:00). There is a nice shot of an old hotel at the seaside before the final prize giving ceremony. The film ends with a shot of a car driving of into the distance at sunset or sunrise.