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Festival of Speed 2014: Picture gallery

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MOTORSPORT fanatics, enthusiasts and families enjoyed the sunshine at the Festival of Speed’s first full day of racing.

Visitors rubbed shoulders with World racing champions, while many soaked up the atmosphere in the Cartier Lounge or McLaren stage.

Sir Stirling Moss, who is a Festival of Speed regular, spoke to commentators.

“I always enjoy Festival of Speed,” he said. “It is wonderful to be here.”

He said although he ‘appreciates’ the new cars, he always preferred the old cars.

“If I was a child here today I would definitely be more fascinated by the old cars. There is nothing to beat their sound.”

Wayne Gardener, former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer champion was also among the crowds.

“Riding bikes is always fun and having a fantastic crowd is the best thing,” he said.

He thanked Lord March for the invitation to this year’s festival.

Crowds also gathered for the Bonham’s auction.

A 1973 Ferrari Dino 246GTS sold for £261,900 including premium, while a 1958 AC Ace Roadster sold for £147,100 including premium.

A 1961 Jaguar E-type series 1 sold for £203,100 including premium.

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