100 YEARS OF LEGENDS
100 YEARS OF LEGENDS
100 YEARS OF LEGENDS
100 YEARS OF LEGENDS
100 YEARS OF LEGENDS
100 YEARS OF LEGENDS
100 YEARS OF LEGENDS
100 YEARS OF LEGENDS
100 YEARS OF LEGENDS
100 YEARS OF LEGENDS
100 YEARS OF LEGENDS

100 YEARS OF LEGENDS

THE OFFICIAL CELEBRATION OF THE LE MANS 24 HOURS

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Author Denis Bernard, Basil Davoine, Julien Holtz & Gérard Holtz
ISBN: 9781910505885
An exclusive leather-bound limited edition signed by Tom Kristensen is also available

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Published in collaboration with the ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest), organisers of the Le Mans 24 Hours, this official book celebrates the centenary of the world’s greatest sports car race. Besides recalling the most memorable moments in the event’s history, the book takes an imaginative thematic approach in examining a huge range of topics to give a complete picture of the entire period, right up to Ferrari’s victory in the centenary year. All the important subjects have their place, including the great drivers and cars, and are presented in an appealing style with plenty of thought-provoking angles. Technical evolution receives particularly enlightening coverage, with emphasis on the innovations and curiosities so evident at Le Mans over the years. Extensive period illustration blends with ‘infographics’, diagrams, poster artwork and memorabilia to provide a visually vivid presentation. This is the complete story of the Le Mans 24 Hours, told from the inside.
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• The drivers: the greats, topped by nine-time winner Tom Kristensen; the rookie winners; pioneering women drivers; tales of exceptional personal endeavour and adversity.

• The manufacturers: Bentley, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Ferrari, Jaguar, Ford, Porsche, Matra, Peugeot, Audi and Toyota have been the predominant names over the 100 years and all get their share of attention.

• The cars: the famous winners, from 1923 3-litre Chenard & Walcker to 2023 Ferrari 499P Hypercar, are featured, plus the eccentric machinery that has added fascination over the years.

• The technology: aerodynamic advances and speed landmarks; pioneering engines, including turbine, rotary, diesel, electric and hybrid; tyre and safety developments, and more.

• Numerous other themes: records, trophies, regulations, circuit changes, safety improvements, race organisation, art cars, spectating, atmosphere and curiosities.

Format: 300x260mm
Hardback
Page extent: 336
Illustration: 600 photographs & diagrams

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“Beautifully produced, it tells its story in a quirky but immensely fun way… you can delve happily for hours on end assimilating thousands of facts.”

“An embarrassment of riches, enough material for a full 24 hours’ worth of automotive Top Trumps.”

“An inventive and inviting way to tackle such a varied and extensive subject.”

“The topics are virtually limitless: engineering, aerodynamics, fuel, people, starters, timing and scoring, drivers, teams, manufacturers, celebrities, et cetera.”

“A fine work that brings to life all of the differing elements of the pinnacle of endurance racing.”

“Fantastic… five stars.”

“Innovative in how it’s presented… engaging and accessible.”

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Craig Macmillan

Enjoyed this French-biased encyclopediac history of Le Mans - No mention of Radio LeMans anywhere!!

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Gary Harris
The Race comes alive.

This book was so worth the wait. This book has to be the most complete look at the 24 Hour race I have ever read. Packed with brilliant photographs & chock full of facts & figures about the race. With every turn of the page, the history of Le Mans pours out. You will almost swear you can hear the cars screaming down The Musanne.

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