Motor Racing Legends, organisers of the Le Mans Legend, the Historic race which takes place a few hours before the start of the Le Mans 24 Hours, have announced the eligibility criteria for entries in the 2005 event. On Saturday 18th June 2005, Le Mans cars of 1935 to 1955 will run in a one-hour, two-driver race on the full 8.5-mile circuit.
Expect to see cars from the pre-War era – Alfa Romeo 6c and 8c, Lagonda, Bugatti and Delahaye – putting up a spectacular battle in their own classes. Meanwhile at the front of the grid will be the post-War cars – from Ferrari and Talbot Lago, to Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz. For many marques the era spans a range of models illustrating history in the making: Aston Martin fielded DB1, then DB2, DB3 and DB3S; meanwhile for Jaguar, the 1935 to 1955 period covered the XK120, through C-type to D-type. Look out too for less familiar marques, such as Panhard, Jowett Jupiter, OSCA and Nardi.
"The variety of cars racing in the 2005 Le Mans Legend will make for a superb spectacle, and a reminder of the glorious machines competing at Le Mans over the two decades spanning the Second World War," says Duncan Wiltshire of Motor Racing Legends.
The race is exclusively for actual cars which ran at Le Mans and genuine sister cars of the same specification. Race entry forms are available from;
Motor Racing Legends,
Northants NN9 6BP, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)1933 624002
Fax: +44 (0)1933 624003
E.mail: [email protected]
Text; Motor Racing Legends/Photos; ACO Le Mans Archive