Thrilling Motor Race Crash (1927)


Item title reads: "Thrilling motor race crash. Thrown clear of his machine at moment of skidding near winning post, famous motor racer d'Aulan has miraculous escape from death."

Full name - Juan de Suarez d'Aulan.

Arras, France

M/S as crowds wait for the finish of a motor race The quality is rather poor as a car is seen speeding up the road, but swerves out of control and seems to crash into the crowd . A motorbike passes under the finish line banner, which has 'arrivee' on it. Down the road, a car approaches and skids into the crowd. A wheel comes off and a body is throw across the road. The crowd surge forward and the wreck of the car is seen resting against a tree. The gendarmes shoo the people away.

Note: Amazing on the spot footage - as the crash victim escaped harm. Sporting film reportage at its best.

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Duration 01:08
Posted Feb 29, 2016
Series Vintage