Posts Tagged: Le Mans

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Champion Audi R8, 2004 24 Hours of Le Mans. This year is the 10th anniversary of my visit to Circuit de la Sarthe. See my photos from the race

I’ve been to the 500-mile classics at Indianapolis and Daytona, but neither felt particularly magical to me. But Le Mans lived up to every superlative that’s been said or written about it.

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Corvette at Le Mans, 1960. General Motors-produced documentary narrated by Dick Thompson.

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The Ultimate Group C Tribute. Yeah, pretty much.

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Bristol 450, testing for the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans. Vivian Selby is at the wheel.

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Kremer Porsche 917 (917K/81). By 1980, the Porsche 917 was history, right? Not exactly. A rules loophole allowed this car to run in Group 6 in the 1981 transition year between Group 6 and Group C (note the roof-mounted rear-view mirror). The car competed at the Le Mans 24 Hours and the World Endurance Championship race at Brands Hatch.

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1989 Le Mans 24 Hours. Glorious sounds. Also, an amazing array of manufacturers, including:

  • Mercedes
  • Aston Martin
  • Jaguar
  • Mazda
  • Porsche
  • Nissan
  • Toyota
  • Peugeot
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1999 Toyota GT-One (TS020)

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Chaparral 2D, 1966 Le Mans 24 Hours. Driven by Phil Hill and Jo Bonnier.

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Jaguar XJR-8, 1987 Le Mans 24 Hours.

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Argo JM19C, 1988 Le Mans 24 Hours.

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