Ulster Trophy - Dundrod

Details

Location

Dundrod

Year

1955

Source

National Museums Northern Ireland

Format

16mm

colour

Length

07min 24sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

National Museums Northern Ireland, Tourism NI

Rights Holder

Tourism NI

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

Dramatic motor racing images as drivers compete in the roads around Dundrod.

Taking place in May 1955, the Ulster Trophy Race would be won by Cultra man, Desmond Titterington. This success promised to be the prelude to even greater things, with Titterington competing in the Formula One Grand Prix the following year. Amongst his competitors was motorracing legend, Stirling Moss. Here we see shots of the main stand, cars hurtling round corners and the dangers of the route, as one competitor's car lies crumpled in a field.

This film was digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project.


 

Notes

Dundrod Circuit is a motorsport street circuit used for the RAC Tourist Trophy for sports cars between 1950 and 1955 and for the motorcycle Ulster Grand Prix from 1953 onwards.

Digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage Project  

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