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CASTROL FILM ARCHIVE

Description
BN Sales now handled by Duke Sales (qv). Since 1950 Castrol has commissioned two motorsport films annually. Until the 1980s 16mm prints of the films were available to motorcar/cycle clubs for film shows (nowadays, clubs can borrow VHS copies). The Archive collection consists mainly of 16mm prints (not masters), most of which have been transferred onto video format.
Website
https://www.dukesales.com/
Keywords
Motor racing, sport; Grand Prix; Le Mans
Access
Access available. Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00, by arrangement only. Staff are available to assist. Access for disabled.
Facilities
Viewing on premises. Duplicating. Duplication can be carried out by external agent at researcher’s expense. Burmah Castrol will organise and manage duplication.
Copyright
Castrol assumes it owns copyright but does not give warranties or indemnities to film makers.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Video/Film
Video: 876 reels/cassettes. Most of the film material has been transferred onto video.Advertising, documentary, science and education.
Video components: VHS Video, hi-band U-Matic, lo-band U-Matic, Beta/Beta-SP, 1-inch Video.
Film: 546 cans. 98% colour film, 2% black and white film. Advertising, documentary, science and education.
Film components: 16mm, 35mm.

Catalogues

Computerised database
Available.

Additional Information

Other information
Some films have written commentaries.
Conservation policy
Good storage facilities. 16mm prints are being cleaned and transferred on to Betacam tape.

Main Contact

Name
Ms. Jon Quayle
Job title
Archivist & Market Information Manager
Telephone
01624 640020
Email
info@dukesales.com
Address
c/o: Duke International Sales
Champion House
Douglas
IM99 1DD

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