Circuit of Ireland Motor Rally

Circuit of Ireland Motor Rally

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Details

Location

Bangor

Year

1956

Source

National Museums Northern Ireland

Format

16mm

colour

Length

11min 11sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

National Museums Northern Ireland, Tourism NI

Rights Holder

National Museums Northern Ireland, 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

Drivers demonstrate their skill as they manoeuvre their cars through all manner of tricky obstacles.

This footage from the Circuit of Ireland Motor Rally, in Bangor, shows a number of the fiendish tests that the drivers are expected to undertake, including reversing, braking and narrow turn.

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

Notes

These colourful rushes are amongst a wealth of footage that was generated by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.  This government department had their own staff who documented the region through stills and moving images and the films they created capture various facets of life in Northern Ireland. The department was particularly busy in the mid-1950s to late 1960s, creating films that aimed to sell Northern Ireland as a holiday destination. This material captures Northern Ireland at an intriguing time, post-World War Two and pre-Troubles.

Digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project.

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