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    Motor racing is said to be the world's second biggest spectator sport after soccer.

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    GV Red racing car No.2(Lola MK2) about to take part in FISA trophy for Historical Cars at Donington Park, PAN TO car No.7 (Mallock U2).
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    CU Driver in cockpit of car PULL OUT TO GV OF two cars at starting line.
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    GV Car No.36(Lotus X1) PAN TO car No.17 (Gemini MK2).
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    GV Car No.34 (Lola MK1)
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    GV Cars lined up at starting line and away PAN ALONG as they drive off.
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    GVs Cars around circuit and officials on side of track. (5 SHOTS)
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    CU Man with chequered flag at end of race as car No.2 wins.
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    SPORT: MOTOR RACING

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    Background: Motor racing is said to be the world's second biggest spectator sport after soccer. In the top flight Formula One field, the sport is too expensive for individuals, but many find their outlet competitively in a kind of club racing which involves a minimum financial outlay and maximum of nostalgia. The sport is historic racing, where taking part really is almost as important as winning.

    SYNOPSIS: They don't wear tee-shirts and dashing silk scarves as they used to, but there's a felling they would if the regulations allowed. For some competitors, it's a chance to emulate the drivers they once admired, for other an opportunity to own, cherish and maintain the cars that took their fancy when they were a little, sometimes a lot, younger. But for all, the cars here are those that were in the headlines in their teenage years .. when the enthusiasm was there and the money was not.

    They raced at Donington Part in England on Sunday (20 July) ... Lotus, Elva, Lola, Arnott, Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin, Jaguar and Lister .. and a few that didn't make it even in their own time.

    This is the running of just one of the events held at Donington Park, which appropriately is Britain's oldest active circuit. It's the FISA Trophy race for Historic Cars. Only ten laps but long enough to test the cars in the way they were built to perform, yet short enough to minimize any serious mechanical damage.

    For the record, first past the chequered flag was a Lola Mark Two, driven by Alan Bailie of Henley. But for Bailie, along with most other competitors, being there was more important.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7TBXG0IC3IICIB78GNDOW32YT
    Media URN:
    VLVA7TBXG0IC3IICIB78GNDOW32YT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
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