Le Mans

Le Mans

24 Hours - a gruelling test of man & machine. From the very early beginnings to present day - Bentley to Porsche.

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MULSANNE CORNER - Barnato rounds the Mulsanne corner winning the 1929 race in his Bentley Speed Six, 'Old Number One', with Henry 'Tim' Birkin.
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COBRA POWER - Number four of Hugus and Jopp sits alongside the sister car of Sanderson and Bolton at the 1963 race.
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SPARTACO DINI - What a name! Dini, partnered by Facetti finished fifth overall in the 1968 race.
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WORKING THROUGH THE NIGHT - Privateers Piper and Attwood finished a creditable seventh at the 1968 Vingt Quatre Heures du Mans.
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DAVID BROWN LOOKS ON - Privateers Baillie and Fairman finished ninth overall in their Aston Martin DBR1/300 during the 1960 race.
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PORSCHE 917K LINE-UP - The J. W. Automotive Engineering Ltd cars of Hobbs/Hailwwod, Rodriguez/Kinnunen and Siffert/Redman.
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AFTERSHAVE SPONSORSHIP - Jules sponsored the winning Porsche of Bell and Ickx, a classic winning combination, during the 1981 24 Hour race.
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WINNING DRIVER - Gendebien runs to his Ferrari (out of picture) that he shared with Phil Hill to win the 1962 race. Number three is a Maserati Tipo 151.
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PREVIOUS DISTANCE RECORD - The 917K of Marko and van Lennep covered over 5,000 kms, a distance record that stood for thirty-nine years until Audi in 2010.
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FILM STAR ATTRACTION - Film star, Paul Newman, shared this bright red 935 with pro driver Stommelen and car owner Barbour. where they finished second.
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LULL BEFORE THE STORM - The Kremer Porsche 935 of Ludwig and the Whittington brothers won the 1979 edition of the Vinght Quatre Heures du Mans.
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SCREAMING ROTARY - German Weidler negotiates the Ford Chicane on his way to a memorable victory in 1991. The sound of the rotary engine was unforgettable.
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DREARY LE MANS - A Gendarme looks wet and weary at Le Mans in 1977 as a Porsche 934 speeds past in the drizzle.
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1-2-3 CLEAN SWEEP - Porsche System finished in the first three places, with the Ickx/Bell car crossing the line first.
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LIGHTS PIERCING THE GLOOM - The shrill Peugeot 905 Evo 1 restored French pride at the 1992 Le Mans 24 Hours.
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THE CAT STRIKES - The iconic 'Silk Cut' livery Jaguary of F1 driver Brundle, partnered by John Nielsen and Price Cobb won the 1990 edition.
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ROAD GOING PORSCHE - The Dauer 962 GT LM was a road going Porsche developed by Jochen Dauer in to a race winning sports car.
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ROTHMANS 956 - Ickx and Bell finished second to the sister car of Schuppan, Holbert and Haywood in 1983.
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REFUELLING A PORSCHE 917K - The second placed car is refuelled at the Le Mans 24 Hours of 1971, with David Yorke presiding.
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PACKED TRIBUNES - The old Tribunes above the pits are full of spectators, as an Alpine M64 passes during the 1965 race.
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THROUGH THE ESSES - The Ferrari 330 P2 of Guichet and Parkes drifts through the atmospheric 'Esses' at Le Mans in 1965.
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MULTI WINNERS - Ludwig and Johansson both won Le Mans on multiple occasions, whilst 'Brilliant' Bob Wollek failed to register a victory.
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LIGHT TRACER - A time delay photograph taken at Tetre Rouge as night falls. Classic French countryside.
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PROJECT CARS - A pair of Aston Martin DP215's sit on the pit lane before the start of the 1963 race. Number eighteen was driven by Hill and Bianchi.
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GO! Maranello Concessionaires entered this Ferrari Dino 206 S for Hobbs and Parkes. They did not finish.
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CLASSIC SHAPE - A Porsche 910, with beautiful flowing bodywork, sadly retired with 'rocker' trouble in the 1968 edition.
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BEST OF THE 911 T'S - The Jean-Pierre Gaban entered 911 T finished twelfth and first of the 'T' versions of the 911 in 1968.
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LONG TAIL TWELVE - A super image of the 'long tail' Alfa Romeo T33/2, entered by Autodelta S. P. A.
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BP GREEN - Car owner David Piper, with co driver Attwood drive their BP green privateer Ferrari 250 LM to seventh overall.
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WINNING TRIUMVIRATE - Schuppan, Haywood and Holbert won the 1983 race ahead of the sister car of Ickx and Bell.
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TETRE ROUGE - Baghetti and Maglioli exit Tetre Rouge on the run down the Mulsanne straight during the 1964 Vingt Quatre Heures du Mans.
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E-TYPE LIGHTWEIGHT - The racing colours of Briggs Cunningham adorn the beautiful Jaguar E-type Lightweight of Pabst and Hangsen.
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BRAKING FOR THE FORD CHICANE - The 'Silk Cut' Jaguar of the Americans, but entered by Tom Walkinshaw, did not trouble the lap keepers.
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CLEAR THE WAY! - Scuderia Filipinetti enterened this Ford GT40 in their classic colours of red, with white stripes.
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DRIVER CHANGE - Attwood exits the Gulf sponsored 917K, as 'Herbie' Muller prepares for another stint. They finished second behind the Martini entered 917K.