1000km for Pre ’72 Sports-Racing Cars Gallery (2013 Donington Historic Festival)

While the Group C cars re-live the 1080s, an earlier era of world-class sports car racing was brought back to life in the 1000km series for pre '72 sports racing cars and the hour long race wrapped up Friday's programme in style. Designed to re-create the famous 1000km races of the late 1960s and early 1970s, the grid was full of wonderful machinery from a golden era of sports car racing. With Lola T70s and Ford GT40s to the fore, the spectacle of Le Mans from 40 years ago was evoked as the sun set on Friday.