Most of these scenes were shot at the Stamford Bridge Athletic and Football Ground, better known today as Chelsea FC. The crowds are enormous - the ground holding around 80,000 in those days and it appears to be full.
The American tour arrived in the UK on April 28th 1948 and consisted of around 20 cars divided up into phony "teams" - USA; Belgium; Great Britain and France, hence the parade at the end of the footage. The tour was promoted by Henry "Bob" Topping, brother of Dan, the owner of the New York Yankees. The manager of the teams was one Albert "Cubby" Broccoli who was to make his fortune elsewhere than in midgets.
The cars raced at Stamford Bridge, Walthamstow Stadium and the Valley, Charlton for a period of about 2 months before retuning to the USA.
Edited by taylov, 27 February 2010 - 09:47.