Éclair-Journal in 1936 released this 26-second movie news clip on the 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race.
According to our friend Ariejan Bos of the Netherlands: "When I was young, before the movie started, a news journal (in my time it was called Polygoon Journaal) was shown. Éclair-Journal was something similar and started in 1910 in France. Apparently it had expanded in the 1930s to the Netherlands.Those were the days before television!" Thanks Ariejan!
Ariejan Bos translation:
The important Automobile Prize of America
After a difficult race the Italian Nuvolari wins before the Frenchman Wimille
#62 Marion-Miller Special (USA) driven by Milt Marion. Finished 44th. Completed 3 laps, broke clutch shaft
#14 Elgin-Offy Piston Pin Special (USA) driven by Frank Brisko. Finished 27th.
Two curves on the course.
Aerial views of Roosevelt Raceway