Derek Bell: 40 years since his first Le Mans win
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On 9 September Derek Bell MBE entertained an audience of 130 for an evening in his company at the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall, London, organised to mark the 40th anniversary year of the first of his five wins in the Le Mans 24 Hours. That 1975 victory in the world’s greatest endurance race came in a Gulf GR8 shared with Jacky Ickx.
A Porsche 956 of the type in which Derek won Le Mans in 1982, again with Ickx, was a special exhibit in the foyer of the Royal Automobile Club throughout the week.