Le Mans Classic is a 3-day meeting devoted to historic cars that have taken part in the Le Mans 24 Hours race. Since 2002 it has become one of the greatest motor sporting spectacles in the world. Cars from every era flock to the French circuit to go head-to-head and above all to recreate the history of their battles in days gone by. The sound of Bentleys from the 1920s, Alfa Romeos and Bugattis from the 1930s, Jaguars, Aston Martins and Maseratis from the 1950s, Ferraris, Fords, Cobras from the 1960s, Matras, Porsches or again Ferraris from the 1970s resound through the pine trees in the Sarthe as spectators malvel at their mind-blowing shapes.
Unique Motor Books are compiled from the UK magazine “Autocar”, “Autocourse” , “Sporting Motorist” and from a wide variety of other magazines from around the world. The story of the Le Mans twenty-four hour race including the successes of Alfa Romeo, Bentley, Ferrari, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche.
Brought to you by the publishers of Race Tech magazine, this book takes an in-depth technical look at the both the recent Bentley Le Mans programme and the legendary machines from the 1920`s that established the Bentley name. This excellent new title takes you through the massive engineering effort that is required to compete in the world`s toughest motor racing event and win. Great reading for all Bentley Boys!
This definitive volume tells the full story of Porsches famed sports prototype and competition sports cars from 1953-1973. Authoritatively written and beautifully illustrated, it chronicles the giant-killing years when Porsche was locked in combat with its arch rival Ferrari, and celebrates Porsches victories at events such as Le Mans and the Targa Florio, and its excellent placings in other World Sports Car Championship events.
Original articles printed in Road & Track, Motor, Car and Driver, Autosport and others feature original articles printed from June 1966 through September 1974, highlight the many faces of the Le Mans 24-Hour race.
This new book shares the title of Anthony Pritchard’s landmark book about the intense rivalry between Ford and Ferrari in the 1960s, played out above all at Le Mans. The original book, published in 1968, when the battle between these two great marques was still ongoing, forms the basis of the new project, but with rewritten and much-expanded text to include material that was not available at the time. The engaging text is accompanied by a stunning selection of photographs, portraying the two marques in atmospheric detail.
Rob Roy loved this extraordinary race and faithfully attended every year, taking great delight in using his talents to render drawings and watercolors of the cars. His art has immortalized some of the great moments in the Le Mans 24-Hours Racers. Among the watercolors selected for publication in this book are some that were done during the most outstanding years of the auto races in Mancelle from 1926 through 1959. Besides the watercolors, there are also numerous photographs depicting some of the great and not-so-great moments at the Le Mans 24-Hours Races. This is a limited and numbered edition.
The Le Mans 24 Heures is the greatest event in the world and in this volume Paul Frï¿½re, journalist, engineer and racing driver, marvellously analyses the race and Alain Bouldouyre, watercolorist, brings a poetic and artistic vision of the most significant events of the 34 editions.
The fascinating and glorious history of the Porsche cars participating at the Le Mans 24 Hours races from 1972 up to 1981, told troughout the complete list of all models and the profile of each team. Stunning pictures enrich this historical volume.
During the remarkable period from 1953 through 1961, the most famous long-distance epics such as Le Mans, the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio, Sebring, Nürburgring, the Carrera Panamericana, and Dundrod all experienced their finest moments. This meticulously researched and edited photographic essay captures an era of spectacular World Sports Car Championship competition. In addition to covering the major manufacturers, the book explores a fascinating supporting cast of smaller-displacement cars, specialty builders, and “one-offs.” Many of the great drivers, team leaders, and constructors are revealed in compelling portraits.
The fascinating and glorious history of the Porsche cars participating at the Le Mans 24 Hours races from 1966 up to 1971, told troughout the complete list of all models and the profile of each team. Stunning pictures enrich this historical volume.
A booklet with 3 DVDs celebrating three famous events in the motor sport world: the Italian Mille Miglia race of 1600 km born in 1927, the 24 Hours at Le Mans, a one day race in the French countryside and at last the mythic Tourist Trophy, the motorcycles race in the hard Isle of Man.
The 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours produced a fascinating, action-packed and gripping race, the perfect ingredients for the 80th running of motorsport’s greatest event. The official review brings you all the vital highlights and unforgettable moments of more than 3,000 miles of racing in 4 hours of stunning footage. Skilfully edited from more than 24 hours of High Definition coverage, the review tells the full story of each class, with trackside, aerial and in-car cameras – as well as the circuit’s CCTV – ensuring you don’t miss any of the pivotal events. The commentary features a seamless mix of the live TV and Radio Le Mans coverage, plus driver and team interviews and, for the first time, the chance to listen in on race director Eduardo Freitas as he talks to the racers.
This official and exclusive review captures the atmosphere and sense of occasion that only a visit to the Circuit de la Sarthe can provide. All the very best action from 24-hours of pedal-to-the-metal racing is condensed to provide the official record of this truly memorable event - delivering awesome race footage and interviews with the top drivers.
The authors illustrate all main car races, from the first raid in 1891 up to the Le Mans and Mille Miglia races in the fifties. ATTENTION: JUST ONE COPY LEFT WITH YELLOWED PAGES AND COVER SLIGHTY DAMAGED
Contemporary reports drawn from British and American journals contain detailed results of the triumphant years for Jaguar. Filled with 42 stories that lead you through these exciting, post-war races. Contains detailed results and annual summaries by Anders Ditlev Clausager.