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    Some of the world's top racing cars on display as a special feature of the 1973 International Racing Car Show being held in London's Olympia exhibition hall this week.

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    Some of the world's top racing cars on display as a special feature of the 1973 International Racing Car Show being held in London's Olympia exhibition hall this week.

    The show, from Wednesday (3 January), to Saturday (13 January), was previewed by newsmen on Tuesday.

    The annual event highlights the latest developments in racing and sporting car production.

    Many of the exhibits are based on standard car chassis, with a variety of body shapes in kit form.

    Among these are the British Siva Saluki, a two-seater powered by a 1600 c.c. Porsche engine, and the Brazilian designed Puma, a contender in the sports car field. Both are based on Volkswagen chassis.

    A highlight of the show is the John Player Special Lotas 72D-ford, used by 25-year-old Emerson Fittipeldi of Brazil to win the coveted World Championship of Drivers.

    Another special feature is the Mercedes-Benz W196 which Juan Manual Fangio drove to gain the world championship titles in 1954 and 1955.

    The smallest car in the show is the TiCi (pronounced "tichi") which is there feet shorter than the British Leyland Mini, upon which it is based. Its rear-engine design and exceptional lightness give it high fuel economy.

    SYNOPSIS: At London's Olympia exhibition hall, the latest in racing and sporting cars goes on display in the nineteen-seventy-three international Racing Car Show. The event, which has been held annually since nineteen-sixty, features the latest developments in car production. Newsmen had an opportunity to preview it before it opened on Wednesday.

    The show includes a number of exhibits based on standard can chassis ...such as this TiCi (tichi), which uses the British-Leyland Mini as its basis. It is the smallest car in the show, being three feet shorter than the Mini.

    Another viewed by newsmen was the Brazilian designed Puma, a contender in the sports car field. The Puma is based on the Volkswagen chassis, like the British-built Siva Saluki, a two-seater powered by a sixteen-hundred c.c. Porsche engine.

    A highlight of the show is the Mercedes-Benz W-one-nine-six which Juan Manuel Fangio drove to gain the world championship titles in nineteen-fifty-four and fifty-five.

    Another highlight...the John Player Special Lotus seven-two-Dee Ford, used by the twenty-five-year-old Brazilian driver Emerson Fittipaldi to win the coveted World Championship of Drivers.

    The show will continue for ten days.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAS7NUZESSAA9UM0VU0AM3XVWF
    Media URN:
    VLVAAS7NUZESSAA9UM0VU0AM3XVWF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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