'It looks like I'm a boy racer but it's not me'
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Car cruising: 'It looks like I'm a boy racer but it's not me'

Car enthusiasts taking part in a meet have told the BBC they do not like being branded "boy racers".

Dozens of people attended a car cruise in a retail park in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, on Sunday evening - something they do once a month and have done for years. It is just one of many meets across the UK.

Kirsty Elliott, 27, who is one of the organisers of the event, says the car lovers "are not typical boy racers".

Another participant, Owen Dawkins, who turned up in his Ford Escort XR3i, said: "It looks fast, it looks aggressive, it looks like I'm a boy racer. But it's not me."

Police say that while cruising itself not illegal, they would urge people not to take part.

Video journalist: Adam Jinkerson

  • 31 Jul 2019
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