Super 8 Stories Extra Footage: 1951 Ulster Grand Prix at Dundrod

Details

Location

Dundrod

Year

1951

Source

Doubleband Films

Format

Super 8

colour

Length

02min 44sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

Doubleband Films, Gordon McMillan

Rights Holder

Gordon McMillan

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Description

Footage of the famous Ulster Grand Prix at Dundrod from 1951 featuring immortal drivers such as Stirling Moss. Sections of this footage were included in the Super 8 Story, 'Dundrod and Ulster Motorsport'.

Notes

The late Fred McMillan’s films were forwarded to the Super 8 Stories series and leant to the Digital Film Archive by his son Gordon. “He was a veterinary officer with the (then) Ministry of Agriculture”, says Gordon. “He was deeply interested in all forms of the visual arts – be it photography, cine or painting. As a father of young children in the early 1950s he recorded many events on cine film for posterity. I recall watching him edit and splice the films in his workshop and viewing the films, usually on a Sunday, having first pulled the curtains. He took cine for about six years and then devoted more time to still and slide photography, recording scenes that he might consider turning into a painting later”. Gordon now has digital transfers of h The late Fred McMillan’s films were forwarded to the Super 8 Stories series and leant to the Digital Film Archive by his son Gordon. “He was a veterinary officer with the (then) Ministry of Agriculture”, says Gordon. “He was deeply interested in all forms of the visual arts – be it photography, cine or painting. As a father of young children in the early 1950s he recorded many events on cine film for posterity. I recall watching him edit and splice the films in his workshop and viewing the films, usually on a Sunday, having first pulled the curtains. He took cine for about six years and then devoted more time to still and slide photography, recording scenes that he might consider turning into a painting later”. Gordon now has digital transfers of his father’s material and says, “I still watch them from time to time. I am actually editing my own ‘Super 8 Story’, as it were, filming relatives to combine with my father’s cine before the stories are lost forever. The films for me are a priceless collection evoking many fond memories of past times”.

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