Vintage Video: World championships at Hickstead 1974


Germany's 1971 European champion Hartwig Steenken on Simona, Ireland's Eddie Macken on Pele, Austria's Hugo Simon on Lavendel and America's Frank Chapot and Mainspring fight it out for the MEN's world championships - obviously equal rights hadn't been heard of in the '70's - at Hickstead. The late Hartwig wins in a head-to-head jump-off with Eddie Macken.

And Hickstead looks remarkably like it does today. Good to see some traditions are held sacred.

Apologies, video cuts out right at the end.

Video courtesy YouTube/British Movietone

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