The Le Mans Collection
LE MANS COLLECTION 1980-1989

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All the Le Mans Winners 1949-Present

Le Mans 1980

Entry: Rondeau M379B

Entrant: Jean Rondeau

Drivers: J. Rondeau, J.P. Jaussaud

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 339

Distance (miles): 2,863

Model by: IXO

Entry: Porsche 935 K3/80

Entrant: Dick Barbour Racing

Drivers: J. Fitzpatrick, B. Redman & D. Barbour

Position: 5th Overall - Pole Position

Model by: Fujimi

Entry: Ferrari 512 BB/LM

Entrant: Charles Pozzi & JMS Racing

Drivers: P.Dieudonné, J. Xhenceval & H. Regout

Position: 10th Overall - 3rd in Class

Model by: Altaya

Entry: WM Peugeot P79/80

Entrant: Ecurie WM Esso

Drivers: S.Saulnier, J-L.Bousquet & D.Morin

Position: Classified 26th - DNF, accident

Model by: Bizarre

Le Mans 1981

Entry: Porsche 936/81

Entrant: Porsche System Engineering

Drivers: D. Bell & J. Ickx

Position: 1st Overall - Pole Position

Model by: Mini Racing

Entry: Rondeau M379CL

Entrant: Jean Rondeau

Drivers: J. Haran, P. Steiff & J.L. Schlesser

Position: 2nd Overall - 1st in Class

Model by: IXO

Entry: Lancia Beta Montecarlo Turbo

Entrant: Martini Racing

Drivers: M.Alboreto, E. Cheever & C. Facetti

Position: 8th Overall - 2nd in Class

Model by: Best

Entry: Porsche 935 K3/79

Entrant: Charles Ivey Engineering

Drivers: Claude Bourgoignie, J.Cooper & D. Wood

Position: 4th Overall - 1st in Class

Model by: Fujimi

Entry: Porsche 936/80

Entrant: Joest Racing

Drivers: R. Joest, D. Whittington & K. Niedzwiedz

Position: Classified 39th - DNF, accident

Model by: Minichamps

Entry: Porsche 935 L1 'Baby'

Entrant: Tuff-Kote Dinal Racing

Drivers: J. Lundgardh, A. Plankenhorn & M. Wilds

Position: Classified 44th - DNF, engine

Model by: Fujimi

Le Mans 1982

Entry: Porsche 956L

Entrant: Porsche System

Drivers: J. Ickx & D. Bell

Position: 1st Overall - Pole Position

Model by Vitesse

Entry: Aston Martin Nimrod NRA/C2

Entrant: Pace Petroleum Racing

Drivers: R. Mallock, M. Salmon & S. Phillips

Position: 7th - 4th in Class

Model by Spark

Entry: Porsche 935 K3

Entrant: Charles Ivey Racing

Drivers: J. Cooper, P. Smith & C. Bourgoinie

Position: 8th - 1st in Class

Model by Solido

Entry: Ferrari 512 BB LM

Entrant: North American Racing Team

Drivers: A. Cudini, J. Morton & C. J. Paul, Jr.

Position: 9th - 4th in Class

Model by IXO

Entry: Porsche 924 Carrera GTR

Entrant: BF Goodrich/Brumos Racing

Drivers: J. Busby & D. Bundy

Position: 16th - 1st in Class

Model by Spark

Entry: Lancia LC1

Entrant: Martini Racing

Drivers: T. Fabi, M. Alboreto & R. Stommelen

Position: Classified 33rd - DNF, engine

Model by Spark

Entry: Aston Martin Nimrod NRA/C2

Entrant: Nimrod Racing Automobiles Ltd

Drivers: T. Needell, B. Evans & G. Lees

Position: Classified 46th - DNF, accident

Model by Spark

Entry: Porsche CK5 (Kremer)

Entrant: Richard Cleare Racing

Drivers: R.Cleare, T.Dron & R.Jones

Position: Classified 49th - DNF, turbocharger

Model by Gamma

Le Mans 1983

Entry: Porsche 956

Entrant: Rothmans Porsche

Drivers: A. Holbert, V. Schuppan & H. Haywood

Position: 1st Overall

Model by: Quartzo

Entry: Porsche 956L

Entrant: Sorga SA

Drivers: V. Merl, C. Schickentanz & M. de Narvaez

Position: 4th Overall - 4th in Class

Model by Quartzo

Entry: Porsche 956L

Entrant: Cannon Racing

Drivers: J. Lammers, J. Palmer & R. Lloyd

Position: 8th Overall - 8th in Class

Model by IXO

Entry: Porsche 956L

Entrant: Preston Henn's Swap Shop

Drivers: P. Henn, J-L Schlesser & C. Ballot-Lena

Position: 10th Overall - 10th in Class

Model by Minichamps

Entry: Porsche 930

Entrant: Charles Ivey Racing

Drivers: J. Cooper, P. Smith & D.Ovey

Position: 11th Overall - 1st in Class

Model by Solido

Entry: EMKA C2 Aston Martin

Entrant: EMKA Productions Ltd

Drivers: T. Needell, S. O'Rourke & N. Faure

Position: 17th - 13th in Class

Model by Bizarre

Entry: Aston Martin Nimrod NRA/C2B

Entrant: Viscount Downe / Pace Petroleum

Drivers: M. Salmon, R. Mallock & S. Earle

Position: Classified 26th - DNF, engine

Model by Onyx

Entry: Porsche 956L

Entrant: John Fitzpatrick Racing

Drivers: J. Fitzpatrick & D. Hobbs

Position: Classified 34th - DNF, fuel pump

Model by Minichamps

Entry: Dome RC82i (March)

Entrant: Dome Racing with C. Bennett

Drivers: E. Salazar, C. Craft & N. Mason

Position: Classified 40th - DNF, clutch

Model by Bizarre

Entry: Sehcar C6 (Sauber)

Entrant: Brun Motorsport

Drivers: L. Heimrath, Jr, D. Deacon & J. Villenuve, Sr

Position: Classified 43rd - DNF, clutch

Model by Bizarre

Le Mans 1984

Entry: Porsche 956 B

Entrant: Joest Racing

Drivers: H. Pescarolo & K. Ludwig

Position: 1st Overall

Model by HPI

Entry: Jaguar XJR-5

Entrant: Jaguar Group 44

Drivers: B. Redman, D. Bundy & B. Tullius

Position: Classified 23rd - DNF, gearbox

Model by Bizarre

Entry: Jaguar XJR-5

Entrant: Jaguar Group 44

Drivers: R. Keegan, G. Edwards & R. Moreno

Position: Classified 38th - DNF, accident

Model by Spark

Entry: Porsche 962C

Entrant: Skoal Bandit Porsche Team

Drivers: J. Watson, T. Adamowicz & C. Ballot-Lena

Position: Classified 43rd - DNF, accident

Model by Milestone Miniatures

Entry: Ecosse C284

Entrant: Ecurie Ecosse

Drivers: M. Wilds, D. Leslie & D. Duffield

Position: Classified 51st - DNF, fuel pump

Model by Automany

Le Mans 1985

Entry: Porsche 956B

Entrant: New-Man Joest Racing

Drivers: L. Krages, P. Barilia & K. Ludwig

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 374

Distance (miles): 3,162

Model by: Minichamps

Entry: Lancia-Ferrari LC2-83

Entrant: Martini Lancia

Drivers: B. Wolleck & A. Nannini

Position: 6th Overall - 6th in Class

Model by IXO

Entry: Lancia-Ferrari LC2-83

Entrant: Martini Lancia

Drivers: H. Pescarolo & M. Baldi

Position: 7th Overall - 7th in Class

Model by IXO

Entry: Jaguar XJR-5

Entrant: Jaguar Group 44

Drivers: B. Tullius, C. Robinson & C. Ballot-Lena

Position: 13th Overall- 1st in Class

Model by Bizarre

Entry: March-Porsche 85G

Entrant: Richard Cleare Racing

Drivers: R. Cleare, L. Robert & J. Newsum

Position: 14th Overall- 1st in Class

Model by Spark

Entry: Gebhardt JC843

Entrant: ADA Engineering

Drivers: I. Harrower, S. Earle & J. Sheldon

Position: 16th - 1st in Class

Model by Bizarre

Le Mans 1986

Entry: Porsche 962C

Entrant: Rothmans Porsche

Drivers: D. Bell, H.J. Stuck & A. Holbert

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 307

Distance (miles): 2,593

Model by: Vitesse

Entry: March 85G

Entrant:Richard Cleare Racing

Drivers: R. Cleare, L. Robert &J. Newsum

Position: 14th - 1st in Class (GTP)

Model by Spark

Entry: Jaguar XJR-6

Entrant:Silk Cut Jaguar

Drivers: E. Cheever, D. Warwick & J. Louis-Schlesser

Position: Classified 24th - DNF, puncture/suspension

Model by Spark

Entry: Jaguar XJR-6

Entrant:Silk Cut Jaguar

Drivers: G. Brancatelli, W. Percy & H. Heyer

Position: Classified 29th - DNF, drive shaft

Model by Spark

Entry: Jaguar XJR-6

Entrant:Silk Cut Jaguar

Drivers: H. Haywood, B. Redman & A. Hahne

Position: Classified 44th - DNF, fuel pressure

Model by Spark

Le Mans 1987

Entry: Porsche 962C

Entrant: Porsche AG

Drivers: D. Bell, H.J. Stuck & A. Holbert

Position: 1st Overall

Laps: 355

Distance (miles): 2,977

Model by: Spark

Entry: Jaguar XJR-8LM

Entrant:Silk Cut Jaguar

Drivers: R. Boesel, E. Cheever & J. Lammers

Position: 5th - 5th in Class

Model by Spark

Entry: Jaguar XJR-8LM

Entrant:Silk Cut Jaguar

Drivers: M. Brundle, J. Nielsen & A. Hahne

Position: Classified 17th - DNF, head gasket

Model by Spark

Entry: Jaguar XJR-8LM

Entrant:Silk Cut Jaguar

Drivers: J. Watson, J. Lammers & W. Percy

Position: Classified 24th - DNF, accident

Model by Spark

Le Mans 1988

Entry: Jaguar XJR-9 LM

Entrant:Silk Cut Jaguar

Drivers: J. Dumfries, A. Wallace & J. Lammers

Position: 1st Overall

Model by Starter

Entry: Porsche 962C

Entrant:Porsche AG

Drivers: D. Bell, H. Stuck, Jr & K. Ludwig

Position: 2nd Overall - Fastest Lap & Pole

Model by Onyx

Entry: Jaguar XJR-9 LM

Entrant:Silk Cut Jaguar

Drivers: D. Daly, K. Cogan & C. Perkins

Position: 4th Overall - 4th in Class

Model by HPI

Entry: Porsche 962C

Entrant:Repsol Brun Motorsport

Drivers: J. Pareja, M. Sigula & U. Schafar

Position: 7th Overall - 7th in Class

Model by Vitesse

Entry: Nissan R88C

Entrant:Nissan Motorsport

Drivers:A. Grice, M. Wilds, W. Percy

Position: 14th Overall - 12th in Class

Model by Ebbro

Entry: Jaguar XJR-9 LM

Entrant:Silk Cut Jaguar

Drivers: D. Sullivan, D. Jones & P. Cobb

Position: 16th - 14th in Class

Model by HPI

Entry: Jaguar XJR-9 LM

Entrant:Silk Cut Jaguar

Drivers: M. Brundle & J. Nielsen

Position: Classified 28th - DNF, head gasket

Model by IXO

Le Mans 1989

Entry: Sauber Mercedes C9/88

Entrant: Team Sauber Mercedes

Drivers: J. Mass, M. Reuter & S. Dickens

Position: 1st Overall

Model by IXO

Entry: Jaguar XJR-9LM

Entrant: Silk Cut Jaguar

Drivers: J. Lammers, P. Tambay & A. Gilbert-Scott

Position: 4th Overall - 4th in Class

Model by IXO (modified)

Entry: Aston Martin AMR1

Entrant: Aston Martin (Ecurie Ecosse)

Drivers: B. Redman, M. Roe & C. Los

Position: 11th Overall - 9th in Class

Model by Spark

Entry: Aston Martin AMR1

Entrant: Aston Martin (Ecurie Ecosse)

Drivers: D. Leslie, R. Mallock & D. Sparks

Position: Classified 33rd - DNF - electrics

Model by Spark

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