An amateur film made by Betty Cook of the Cleveland Cine Club of motor racing taking place at Croft Circuit near Dalton-on-Tees in North Yorkshire. The film features two races that include both Formula 3 and sports cars. The film also shows preparations before each race and action from the pit lanes.
An amateur film made by Betty Cook of the Cleveland Cine Club of the RAC Scottish Irn Bru Rally of 1973 taking place around the town of Avimore in the Cairngorms, Scotland. The race features a number of international drivers including female driver Rosemary Smith. Roger Clark entered by ‘The Scotsman’ wins the race from Hannu Mikkola.
A film by Betty Cook of the Cleveland Cine Club showing a stock car or banger car race taking place at the Brands Hatch racing circuit near Swanley in Kent in 1973.
An amateur film by Betty Cook and Peter Whitaker from the Cleveland Cine Club of the British Grand Prix taking place at Brands Hatch motor racing circuit near Swanley in Kent on the 20th July 1974. The film also includes film of the practice sessions taken over the previous few days. As well as the racing taking place on the track, the film include views of the crowds enjoying themselves as well as many of the international drivers taking part including Maria Grazia "Lella" Lombardi, one of the first female Formula 1 drivers who debuted during this Grand Prix. The film also includes an audio interview with Graham Hill about his racing career.
An amateur film by Betty Cook of the Cleveland Cine Club showing activities taking place in the pit lane at Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire before a Formula 1 Grand Prix race, possibly 1975. The film doesn't come with any commentary but is played over a cover version of the Isaac Hayes hit 'Shaft'.
A home movie by Betty Cook of the Cleveland Cine Club of a family caravanning holiday in 1975. The primary focus of the trip was to attend the British Grand Prix taking place at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire on the 19th July and includes footage of James Hunt giving autographs to fans. As well as the Grand Prix the film also includes a visit the Donnington Collection, the world's largest museum of Grand Prix cars in Derbyshire and a visit to the canals and waterways near Stony Stratford in Buckinghamshire and Bourton on the Water in Gloucestershire.
An amateur film by Betty Cook of the Cleveland Cine Club of the Lowther Horse Driving Trials and Country Fair taking place at Lowther Castle near Penrith in Cumbria that features HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
An amateur film by Betty Cook of the British Grand Prix taking place at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire on the 16th July 1977. As well as the Grand Prix itself, that was won by James Hunt, the film records the practice sessions taking place a few days before the race as well as the many spectators there to enjoy the day.
Amateur footage shot around the Silverstone racing circuit in Northamptonshire by Betty Cook of the Cleveland Cine Club. The footage shows various views of events and activities taking place as well as footage of the crews working on the many different cars.
An amateur film made by members of the Cleveland Cine Club of a cross country equestrian event. The film shows the arrival of competitors as well as them preparing their horses for competition. From various locations around the course, the film shows horse and rider jumping a number of fences. After the race, winners are presented with trophies and the film ends with people leaving and vehicles getting stuck in the mud.
An amateur film by Betty Cook from the Cleveland Cine Club of the British Grand Prix taking place at the Silverstone Motor Racing Circuit in Northamptonshire on the 18th July 1981. As well as the main Formula 1 race which was won by John Watson who features, the film includes a practice session taking place before the main race as well as views of the crowds enjoying the day. A large part of the film is shot from the pit lanes showing the cars and drivers preparing for racing.
An amateur film made by members of the Cleveland Cine Club showing the Merlin Parachute Club parachuting from the Doncaster Parachute Centre. The film begins with views of the airport and pilots looking over their planes. The aircraft taxi to the runway and members of the club get on-board. There are views filmed from the ground as well as in the plane of people jumping and coming into land.
An amateur film by Betty Cook from the Cleveland Cine Club of the British Grand Prix taking place at Brands Hatch Racing Circuit on the 18th July 1982. As well as the Formula 1 Grand Prix, which was won by Austrian driver Andreas Nikolaus “Niki” Lauda, the film also includes a vintage car race as well as views from the pit lanes where Nigel Mansell is filmed walking past. As well as the races, the film also includes views of the crowds enjoying the racing and sunbathing on what must have been a sweltering day.
An amateur film by Betty Cook from the Cleveland Cine Club of the British Grand Prix taking place at Silverstone racing circuit in Northamptonshire on the 16th July 1983. The film records both the qualifiers as well as the Grand Prix itself. Shot in large part from the pit lane, the film captures the engineers and mechanics preparing Formula 1 vehicles for racing. The film also captures many of the drivers taking part in the Grand Prix John Watson, Patrick Tambay, Michele Alboreto and Alain Prost as well as the race winner Rene Amoux. Stirling Moss and Jackie Stewart are also captured along with Prince Edward, Duke of Kent.
An amateur film by Eddie Nelson of the Cleveland Cine Club showing various leisure activities taking place in and around the Teesside area.
An amateur film made by John Parsons of the Hartlepool Cycling Club recording a number of cycling events taking place around the region. The first race featured is a 10-mile time trial club event taking place on the evening of 25th May 1971 from Sappers Corner on the A689 to Wynyard in County Durham and a return to start. This is followed by the third stage of the 1971 Milk Race taking place on the 2nd June showing the start of the race at Durham and riders crossing Westerdale Moor in North Yorkshire. The final event featured is the seniors and juniors Crescent Criteriums circuit race around the Newton Aycliffe Trading Estate in County Durham on the 17th March 1972.
An amateur film made by John Parsons, with the assistance of his future wife Anne Watson, recording two cycling events for the Hartlepool Cycling Club. The first event featured is the Junior Hartlepool Trading Estate Road Race taking place on the 9th April 1972. This is followed by the Cleveland Wheelers 2 Up Time Trials taking place around Nunthorpe near Middlesbrough on the 23rd April 1972.
An amateur firm by Derek Mathieson of the annual Cleasby and Stapleton combined fete taking place on the village green at Stapleton near Darlington in June 1984.
A home movie by Austen McOlvin Laws of his daughters sports day taking place at the Newcastle upon Tyne Church High School in Jesmond. The film also features a group of children parading along Harbour Road in Beadnell, a cyclist speeding past a house during a race and water-skiers off the coast of Beadnell.
A home movie by Austen McOlvin Laws showing the family on holiday at Beadnell in Northumberland and at home in Fenham Newcastle. The film also shows his daughters attending a party and playing games in the garden.
A home movie by Austen McOlvin Laws of a trip into the Northumberland countryside with views across what is possibly the snow-topped Simonside Hills. The film changes to a sports day for his daughter’s school, the Newcastle upon Tyne Church High School in Jesmond, showing pupils and parents taking part in various sporting events.
A home movie made by Chris Lawson shows family holiday at Sandsend near Whitby and a cross country race taking place at Rossall School, Fleetwood in Lancashire.
An amateur film made by Chris Lawson of a saloon car racing believed to be taking place at the Croft motor racing circuit near Darlington.
This film by filmmaker and railway enthusiast Chris Lawson, shows a winter landscape in Northumberland, possibly Bavington where the Lawson family had a cottage or house and also motor racing at Ingliston near Edinburgh.
Railway enthusiast and filmmaker Chris Lawson records a motor racing event near Edinburgh and family holiday film at Sandsend near Whitby. Saloon and sports cars of the period are tested to the limit in the racing event. At Whitby the less frenetic progress of boats and small ships are filmed as they enter and leave the harbour.