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A Blast Around the 1964 250cc Grand Prix of Great Britain

Submitted by on February 3, 2015

250cc Grand Prix

They say good things come in small packages, and this short video from the 1964 250cc Grand Prix of Great Britain is just that. Buckle up, and prepare yourself for some good old-fashioned Motocross Grand Prix fun.

I generally find that the older a motorsport film is, the more time I spend white-knuckled and cold-blooded in terror for contestants who have somehow confused terrifying and imminent danger with a grand motoring time. The action in this British Pathe film, however, looks absolutely cracking and I want in.

The riders blast through a brilliant 1.1-mile circuit at Cadwell Park fighting for victory in the eighth round for the year. Joël Robert would go on to win the race, and ultimately claim the 1964 250cc Motocross World Championship – the first of his six 250cc titles.

Elsewhere in 1964: Video: Revisiting Le Mans (1964)

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