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TWENTY-FOUR HOURS AT LE MANS - 21/07/1963

Le Mans, France.

A good item about the twenty four hour motor race at Le Mans.

L/S of cars racing past the spectator stands. M/S men in boiler suits watching the race. A car passes the chequered flag. C/Us of newspaper headlines - 'A Sunday saunter at Le Mans', 'Britain's Triumph'.

L/S of square in town centre. Pedestrian's pause to look at trophies in a shop window.

Various shots of stall holders making preparations inside the race course. Men build a barrier from hay bails at the edge of the track. Various shots of spectators arriving - pressmen are seen arriving by plane. M/S of "the bowler hat brigade" - young British fans in bowlers and sun glasses - very Clockwork Orange.

Various shots of cars taking their starting positions. C/Us of drivers - Richie Ginter and Graham Hill - relaxing before the race. The mechanics and officials make their final checks. Various shots of spectators looking at the track expectantly. Various shots of the running start to the race.

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