This Topical Budget newsreel captures exhilarating scenes of motorcar action as Alfa Romeos take the first three places in a hair-raising Ulster Tourist Trophy race.
The Tourist Trophy race was held over the famous Ards circuit in Northern Ireland for only nine years 1928-1936. The 1930 race was considered one of the most thrilling in Ulster T.T. history with Alfa Romeos coming first, second and third. The course was subsequently abanded in 1936, following one of the worst motor-racing accidents in history.
The race was won by Tazio Nuvolari. Known as 'Il Mantovano Volante' (The Flying Mantuan), Nuvolari was described by Ferdinand Porsche as "the greatest driver of the past, the present, and the future." Giuseppe Campari was another hero of Italian automobile racing and a professional soprano. He died tragically in a racing crash in 1933. His compatriot, and competitor in the race, Achille Varzi was considered one of the greatest between wars racing drivers.
This film was digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project.