PERSONAL RECORD. VINTEN, BILL. [OFF ROAD & STREET MOTORCYCLE RACING]

Year
1952
Reference
F102740
Media type
Moving image
Item unavailable online
Ask about this item

Ask to use material, get more information or tell us about an item

Year
1952
Reference
F102740
Media type
Moving image
Item unavailable online
Place of production
New Zealand/Aotearoa
Categories
Amateur
Duration
0:18:00
Credits
Photography: Bill Vinten

A number of motorcyclists and their bikes beside a paddock with cows.
Intertitles showing the winners of various races between different bike classes.
Bikes, including sidecars, racing on country dirt roads in time trials.
“N.M.R.C. Sugarloaf Hill Climb, 20th Dec 1952. The hill is divided into two sections, the first, a speed test for the Wing Cup, and the second the full climb entailing both speed, and on the top half, riding skill. The winner of the full climb is awarded the Jim Atheridge Cup.”
Setting up the track for the hill climb. Bikers gathered in field. Cups on display. Riders going up hill climb.
“Jim Atheridge Cup won by N. Boag. 500 BSA.”
Further attempts at the hill. Rider comes of bike.
Close up of flyer for Christmas Carnival Road Races. Loading bikes onto trailer.
Circuit for the road races about Hawkes Bay.
“Junior Clubmans. 1st WB Smith, BSA Gold Star.” Bikes lined up for race. Staggered start as the riders jump start their bikes from the starting line. Side car racing.
“Junior Race. R Coleman. A.J.S.”
“Senior Race. R Coleman. Norton.”
Racing through the country side. Checkered flag. Mass start. Bikes screaming over a wooden bridge. Sidecar racing.