• Short Summary

    At a time when the future of motor racing is in doubt, an international exhibition in West Germany has shown that interest in the sport remains high.

  • Description

    1.
    GV National flags
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    2.
    GV EXT Exhibition hall
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    3.
    GV & PAN INTERIOR Hall
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    4.
    SV March BMW 732
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    5.
    CU Exhaust outlet and oil tanks
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    CU Exhaust outlet and oil tanks
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    7.
    SV Visitor with camera
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    SV Three cars on display stands
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    9.
    SV McLaren M 20
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    CU Gladiator 1904
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    11.
    SV Rear of Gladiator; crowd looks on (2 shots)
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    12.
    CU Filer caps PULL BACK TO interior car
    0.48

    13.
    SV Fuel tank TILT DOWN TO drive chain
    0.54

    14.
    SCU Alfred Neubauer with Leon Elslamp examine Gladiator
    1.00

    15.
    SV Merades SSK (2 shots)
    1.07

    16.
    SV 1924 Bentlay
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    17.
    CU PULL BACK Sumbeam
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    18.
    CU Sunbeam cockpit
    1.26

    19.
    SV Rolls Royce special
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    20.
    CU Same car showing engine
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    21.
    CU Futuristic car
    1.44

    22.
    SV Same car
    1.50

    23.
    SV EXTERIOR Exhibition hall
    1.54



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: At a time when the future of motor racing is in doubt, an international exhibition in West Germany has shown that interest in the sport remains high.

    Thousand of people have seen the 6th International Sports and Racing Car Exhibition in Essen from the 1st to the 9th December. It was held this year in honour of the Austrian driver, Jochen Rindt, who died in September 1970 at the age of 28, during a practice run for the Monza Grand Prix in Italy.

    The exhibition filled seven auditoriums of Essen's Gruga Halle. It showed the development of motor racing and the machines that set new records. The cars ranged from vintage champions to futuristic road models.

    Among the vintage collection were the oldest Grand Prix winner in the world, the 1904 Gladiator, and the 1927 Sunbeam World Champion, which was capable of 335 kilometres (about 205 miles) per hour.

    One of the oddities of the show was a Rolls Royce, fitted with an aeroplane engine, and capable of 460 kilometres (about 285 miles) per hour. It's the fastest car with a road permit in the world.

    The exhibition attracted some of the champions of motor racing, including the 1973 Grand Prix champion, Britain's Jackie Stewart, and the oldest living Grand Prix driver, Leon Elskamp of Antwerp who's 93.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABDW70OVZNPBF7P4Y0G60R9A55
    Media URN:
    VLVABDW70OVZNPBF7P4Y0G60R9A55
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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