Le Mans Classic 2004 - the very latest...

Further news from Peter Auto, more cars have been selected for one of 2004's finest historic motor racing events, the Le Mans Classic. Hot off the press we can show the following entries.


For those unfamiliar with the format it can be summarised thus; the maximum 366 car entry (+72 reserves) is divided up into six grids (or ‘plateaux’) by date, with the object of completing 3 races per grid within a 24-hour period starting at 16.00 on Saturday and finishing 16.00 Sunday. In 2002 the oldest cars (Grid 1, cars from 1923 to 1939) started the event, then Grid 2 (1946 to 1956) and so on until 18 individual races have been completed.

In addition to the racing, Owners Clubs are actively encouraged to put on displays - the meeting is supported by the FFVE and the FIVA federations - a large range of trade stands will be available, and there will also be an auction of classic cars and automobilia.

The dates for the 2004 event are 23/24/25 July.

Further information can be obtained from – www.lemansclassic.com


The first entries have been announced by the organisers as follows - as the entry form did not include a deadline, some room will be left until the end of Retromobile (13 - 22 February) where the Le Mans Classic will have a stand -

Grid 1 1923 - 1929

Driver(s)NationalityCar
ACKLAM/CLARKEGB/GBMORGAN 4-4 1938
AINSCOUGH/LUCAS GB/GBALFA ROMEO 8c 2300 1931
ARTHURS/BLAKENEY-EDWARDS/HOPE GB/GB/GBINVICTA LC 240 1929
ASHMEADGBASTON MARTIN LM 4 1930
BARRS/GUYATTGB/GBSTUZ Blackhawk 1929
BRAMALL GBASTON MARTIN Speed Model 1936
BROOKSUSABUGATTI 37 A 1927
BUGLER GBLAGONDA LG 45 1937
BURNETT/MORRIS/BURNETTGB/GB/GBTALBOT 105 1934
BUTLER/WALFORDUSA/GBMG Magnette K3 1934
BUTTERWORTH GBLAGONDA V 12 1938
COINTREAU FBNC 527 C 1928
CAMPBELL GBASTON MARTIN ULSTER 1935
CLEAR/FURNELL GB/GBRILEY Brooklands 1930
DA COSTA GOMESPAMILCAR G 36 1936
DANIELS DBENTLEY 4.5L 1928
DEE GBASTON MARTIN Speed Model 1936
DHERBECOURT FBNC 527 C 1929
DHERBECOURT FAMILCAR CGS 1927
du BOUCHERON/du BOUCHERON/ du BOUCHERON B/F/FTHEO SCHNEIDER 25 SP 1928
EBERT USABUGATTI 40 1930
ELLIOT PYLE/EVANSGB/GBLEA FRANCIS 1930
EMMERLINGDRILEY Brooklands 1928
FRANKEL GBBENTLEY 3 Litres 1926
FREEMAN/BÜSSTGB/GBASTON MARTIN Speed Model 1936
HINE/BARNESGB/GBLAGONDA LG 45 1937
HOLMAN/HOLMAN/REEDUSA/USA/USASTUTZ Blackhawk 1928
HOLT GBBUGATTI T44 1929
HONEGGER/BURTUSA/USAINVICTA S 1931
KNÖCHLEINDBMW 328 1938
NEUSES DBMW 328 1937
OTTEN DBMW 328 1939
PEROUFDELAGE DE 1923
SADELER/BURNETT/RUSTON/BURNETTGB/GB/GB/GBTALBOT 105 1934
SAGEFDELAHAYE 135 S 1935
SWETE/SCHUMACHERGB/GBTALBOT GB 90 1930
von DZIEMBOWSKI DTALBOT T150 C 1936
WALFORD GBTALBOT 90 1930
ZIMMERNLTALBOT 105 1931

Grid 2 1946 - 1956
Driver(s)NationalityCar
ARNOLDGBAC ACE 1955
ARTHURS/BEDDOWS/HOPE GB/GB/GBAUSTIN HEALEY 100 M 1955
BESSADE/LAURENT/MAGNIN F/F/FGORDINI T24S 1953
BIEKENS/FAWENL/BFERRARI 500 1955
BURANIIFERRARI 750 Monza 1954
CHAMBON/CHAMBON F/FMASERATI 300 S 1955
CLARK/PRILL/BARKS GB/GB/GBPORSCHE 356 A 1953
CRIPPAIFERRARI 340 MM 1953
DAVIES/FITZGERALD GB/GBLOTUS XI 1956
DELIGNY/DELIGNY/DELIGNY F/F/FPANHARD Monopole 1956
DUDLEY USAFERRARI 166 / 195 S 1950
ELOY/ELOYF/FAUSTIN HEALEY 100 1953
FERNANDEZ ETALBOT 1951
FLATT/FLATT GB/FASTON MARTIN DB 2/4 1953
FLOODGBAUSTIN HEALEY 100 1954
GROOM GBJAGUAR XK 140 FHC 1955
HADFIELDGBJAGUAR Type C 1952
HORBACH/VOGL D/DPORSCHE 356 1953
JAQUESGBJAGUAR XK 120 1951
JAQUES GBJAGUAR Type C 1953
JOHNS/JOHNS GBJAGUAR XK 140 1955
KAHNFALLARD J2 1950
KALLINGER/CHALUPA D/AUTAUSTIN HEALEY 100 1955
KURTH DJAGUAR XK 120 1949
LAINGGBASTON MARTIN DB2 1952
LANCKSWEERTBFERRARI 375 Plus 1954
LANGEWIESCHE DLOTUS IX 1955
MIDY/CARONF/FFERRARI 121 LM 1955
OTTEN/ALBERTID/-ALLARD J2 1950
PHILIPPE FCOOPER T38 1955
PINELLIFLOTUS IX 1955
ROGERSGBAUSTIN HEALEY 100 1956
ROUET/BARDINON F/FALLARD J2X 1952
RUCHETON/RUCHETON/RUCHETONF/F/FDB Sport 1945
SELLYEIUSAJAGUAR Type D 1955
SINGER DAC ACE 1954
SPADINI/BLANPAIN/LANGERCH/B/AUTJAGUAR XK 140 1955
TOMASETTI/PERROUDI/FMASERATI 150 S 1955
TRABER CHASTON MARTIN DB 3 S 1953
VANANTY/BLANPAINCH/BAUSTIN HEALEY 100 1955
WALFORD/BUTLERGB/USAALLARD J2R 1953
ZWEIFLERDMASERATI 200 S 1955

Grid 3 1957 - 1961
Driver(s)NationalityCar
AGACEGBFERRARI 250 GT 1960
AUGIS FAUSTIN HEALEY 3000 Mk 3
BATT/FLOYDGB/GBJAGUAR Type E 1961
BOUZANQUET/DETROYES F/FLOTUS Elite 1960
BRANSE DJAGUAR 1961
BURT/HONEGGERUSA/USALOTUS XI 1958
CANEFLOTUS XI 1959
CARONFAUSTIN HEALEY 3000 1961
CHARAGIONI/DROULISCOSGR/GRLOTUS Elite 1961
de SADELEER CHFERRARI 250 GT 1961
DUDLEYUSAFERRARI 250 GT TdF 1958
FERNANDEZ EPORSCHE 718 RSK 1959
FRANKE/SALEWSKI D/DALFA ROMEO SZ 1959
GELMINI IALFA ROMEO Giulietta 1600 SZ 1961
GRAVE/ARTERO/DONCIEUX F/FFERRARI 250 GT 1961
GREEN/DAGGITT/PHILLIPS ZA/ZA/ZAM.G A "Twin Cam" 1960
HALL/BRADFIELD GB/GBAC ACE Bristol 1959
HALL/MARCQ/PRUNETGB/B/FAC ACE Bristol 1957
HAQUETTEFFERRARI 250 GT 1960
HORSMAN/LLOYD GB/TBALOTUS 17 1959
LA HAYE JOUSSELINFASTON MARTIN DB4 GT 1961
LINNEY/MARCAIS GB/FLISTER Lister -Jaguar Knobbly 1959
LOCKWOOD/MACDONALD GB/GBMORGAN Plus 4 1958
MAHMOUDGBASTON MARTIN DB 4 GT 1960
OTTEN/OTTEN D/DOSCA 1600 GTS Zagato 1960
PASOLD/ROCHATGB/CHAUSTIN HEALEY 3000 1961
PATERSON/ACKLAM GBLOTUS XI 1957
PAUL/WELLS GB/GBMORGAN Plus 4 1959
PENILLARD/ROCHERF/FPORSCHE 356 Coupé 1958
PEROUFAUSTIN HEALEY 3000 1961
PUREN FJAGUAR Type E 1961
RAVON/SANDRIN F/FPORSCHE 356 Coupé 1960
RICKETTS/SEWELLGB/GBLOTUS Elite 1961
SADELEER CHFERRARI 250 GT 1960
THALMANUSAPORSCHE 356 A GT 1959
THORNTON/GARRETTGB/GBASTON MARTIN DB4 GT 1960
THOULOUZE/GRAVIERF/FLOTUS XI 1958
WANTYBLOTUS XI 1958
WHALE/GUEST GB/GBJAGUAR Type E 1961

Grid 4 1962 - 1965
Driver(s)NationalityCar
ALBUQUERQUE PBIZZARRINI A3/C 1963
BELLMGBFORD GT 40 1965
BENDALLGBAC Shelby Cobra 1962
BENTZ/TRICHET/POULAIN F/F/FJAGUAR Type E 1962
BERBERICH-MARTINI/MASS D/DCHEVROLET Coupé 1965
BERTONI FPORSCHE 911 1965
BESSADE/LAURENT/MAGNIN F/F/FCD PANHARD LM 64 1964
BESSON FALPINE M 63 1964
BRATKE/LOUISODERD/DFORD Shelby 350 GT 1965
COTTERET/REICHERF/FRENE BONNET Djet II CRB/ 1L 1963
d’ANSEMBOURGBBIZZARRINI A3/C 1965
DEVISBAC COBRA MK II 4,7L 1963
FOUANFJAGUAR Type E 1962
FRERS DPORSCHE 904/6 1965
GOLDUSAPORSCHE 904/6 1964
GUTZWILLER/BÜRGIN/SALVADORICH/CH/CHALFA ROMEO Giulietta SZ 1962
HAMPSON/BRADFIELD GB/GBSUNBEAM ALPINE 1962
HANDSGBLOTUS Elan 26R GT 1964
HOOPER/WOODGB/GBTVR Grantura MK III 1963
HUBIN/LERICHEF/FFORD Shelby 350 GT 1965
HUGENHOLTZ NLFORD GT 40 1965
JUNNE/EISELE F/USAPORSCHE 911 2L 1965
KOEL NLFERRARI 275 GTB 1965
LAIDLAWGBPORSCHE 904/6 1965
LAWRENCE/MORGAN/BALDWINGB/GB/GBDEEP SANDERSON 301 1962
LECOU/BARGE F/FFORD GT 40 1965
LONGTON/INGMAN/DAVIS/RYANUSA/GB/GB/GBM.G B 1962
LYNN GBAC Cobra 1963
MERLINFLOTUS Elan 1964
MEYERS BFERRARI 275 GTB 1965
MINSHAW GBAC COBRA MK II 4,7L 1963
MORICEAUFLOTUS Elan 1964
NAHUM/THUNERTR/CHFORD Shelby 350 GT R 1965
NEWEYGBFORD GT 40 1965
NOBLETFFERRARI 275 GTB 1965
RAUMANN DAC COBRA 289 Mark I 1963
SAGE/TRABER CH/CHJAGUAR Type E 3.8L 1962
SPADINI/BLANPAIN/LANGER CH/B/AUTJAGUAR Type E 1964
SUZUKI/KOTARO J/JLOLA GT 1963
THOULOUZE/GRAVIERF/FALFA ROMEO TZ 1965
TOUROUL/CHAPON/BUREL F/F/TBAPORSCHE 911 2L 1965
van COPPENOLLE/DUBOIS BFORD Shelby 350 GT 1965
WANTYBALFA ROMEO T2 1964

Grid 5 1966 - 1971
Driver(s)NationalityCar
BARBOT/BAKERP/GBLOLA T70 MKIIIB 1969
BENTZ/TRICHET/POULAIN F/F/FALFA ROMEO 33/2 Daytona Spider 1968
BERTHE/CHINA/SAMON F/F/FPORSCHE 911 S 1970
BESSON/PECOILO F/TBAALPINE A 221 1968
BOS/DONCIEUX/DONCIEUX/ROUXF/F/F/FFORD GT 40 1966
CHOQUE FMUSTANG Shelby 350 GT 1966
COLL/CRUVELIERF/FPORSCHE 911 1966
DEVISBALFA ROMEO Tipo 33/2B 1968
EISSNER-EISSENSTEIN/HUBER/ AUT/AUTPORSCHE 910 1967
GOODMANUSACHEVROLET Corvette 1969
LAWRENCE/SZYKOWSKI BALDWIN GB/F/GBDEEP SANDERSON 302 1968
LUCOFPORSCHE 908/3 1971
MERIAN/DEGANDB/FLIGIER JS 1 1969
MERLINFLOLA T70 MKIIIB 1969
COINTREAU/MIEULLE/ROCHEBOUET F/F/FDINO 246 GT 1969
NAHUM/THUNER TR/CHFORD GT 40 1968
NOON/ARNOTT/WEGNER/JACKSONUSA/USA/USA/USAFERRARI 365 GTB/4 Comp 1971
QUINIOU/HITCHINS/FILHOL F/GB/FCHEVRON B 16 1970
RENAVAND FPORSCHE 911 Coupé 2L. 1966
RICHRATH DPORSCHE 906 1966
ROCHERFPORSCHE 906 1966
SCHACHTSCHNEIDERDPORSCHE 914/6 GT 1969
SCHRYVER/HADFIELD GB/GBCHEVRON B 6/8 1967
STEPAK/BIANCHI F/FALPINE A 210 1966
STEPAK/STEPAK F/FALPINE A 220 1969
STEUER/de MIGUEL/CORTES/ORJUELACOL/E/COL/EFORD Mustang 1966
WESTPHAL/STETTER D/DPORSCHE 911 ST 1970

Grid 6 1972 - 1978
Driver(s)NationalityCar
AUDI FBMW CSL Luigi Gr.2 1975
BARGIGLI/CASTELEIN B/BPORSCHE 911 Carrera RS 2,7l 1973
BARTH/OSTMANN/KNORR/KNORRD/D/D/DPORSCHE 935 K2 1977
BESSADE/LAURENT/MAGNIN F/F/FMATRA MS 670 1972
BORNHEIM/WIERICHS D/DPORSCHE 911 Carrera RSR 3,0l 1975
BRYAN/BRYAN USA/USADUCKHAM'S LM 1972
CATT/WARD GB/GBBMW 2002 Turbo 1974
FAILLE/CHATILLON F/CHPORSCHE 2.8 L RSR 1973
FÖVENY/ROITMAYER AUT/AUTPORSCHE 911 Carrera RSR 3,0l 1974
GONZALES FLOLA T292 1973
KNAPFIELDGBFERRARI 365 GTB/4 Comp 1973
LECOURTFPORSCHE 911 RSR 2.8 1973
LENFANT/ANDRUET F/FINALTERA 1976
LUCOFPORSCHE 936 1977
MATHAI DLOLA T290 1972
MOREAU FPORSCHE 911 RS 1973
MORTIERBMW 3.0 CSL 1977
PERRIER FPORSCHE 911 RSR 2.8 1973
SCHLEIFER/WUNSCH D/DLOLA T294 1974
SCHIKENTANZ/OSTMANN/SHUMACHERD/D/DPORSCHE 911 RSR 2.8 1974
SIMMENAUER/TINSEAU F/FLOLA T296 1974
SKIDMORE/VEGHER/LEONARD USA/USA/USALOLA T286 1976
THEVENETFPORSCHE 911 RS 1974
TITFORD/RAVENGB/GBFORD Capri 2600 RS 1972
TOVEY/WARD GB/GBLOLA T290 1972
TRABER CHPORSCHE 2.8 L RSR 1973

Editor's note; I greatly enjoyed the Le Mans Classic 2002 and can thoroughly recomend a visit in 2004. We are indebted to Classic Driver's regular contributing photographer Alexander Davidis for permission to use his 2002 shots. He has produced a short 'art-film' DVD of the event, and examples of other work that has been featured on Classic Driver include -

AMOC Silverstone 2003 Photo-gallery

2002 Le Mans Classic photo-gallery

More great shots from Le Mans 2002

Original photos