Le Mans 24h and Le Mans Classsic
The greatest endurance race in the world. A twenty-four hour saga during which the legend is forged. The departure unleashes the most powerful and furious products of the global automotive industry. In the middle of the night the pilots scramble darkly and in the early morning discover the survivors who are still running behind their lucky stars. The triumphant finish crowned those who entered the Hall of Fame of Motorsport. Over the years, Le Mans Classic has become the must-see meeting place for enthusiasts of vintage racing cars.
This competition is the major motor sport event and the highlight of the FIA World Endurance Championship. It is a sporting competition that brings together enthusiasts of mechanics and racing cars. Here are the most prestigious car teams and Ferrari, Ford, Matra, Bugatti, Porsche, Audi, Jaguar have come here to snatch the trophy that forever honours them as mythical brands.
Since its first edition in 1923 many innovations have been created for this race, which is so demanding for machines and people. The wipers, disc brakes and LEDs first appeared in Le Mans. Le Mans Classic, every 2 years gathers the most beautiful plates of old cars that have scraped in the past on the circuit.
Don’t forget to visit the Le Mans 24 Hours Museum and rediscover the history of this race and the drivers who made it a legend. Rare and sometimes unique cars retrace this extraordinary epic. Already in 1873 the manceau Amédée Bollée set the tone with his avant-garde vehicles, in 1906 the first Grand Prix automobile of all time was held on the roads of the Sarthe and in 1923 the first 24 Heures du Mans.
The legendary Le Mans circuit
- First car Bollée in 1873
- 1st Grand Prix of car racing History in 1906
- 1923 first edition of the 24 hours of Le Mans
- The 24h of Le Mans takes place during the 24th week every year
- Since 2012, the event has been part of the FIA World Endurance Championship
- Le Mans Classic joins Goodwood for vintage car enthusiasts