The Le Mans Collection
LE MANS COLLECTION Pre-WWII)

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Le Mans 1923- 1939


1923
Entry: Chenard-Walcker Type U3 15CV Spor

Entrant: Chenard-Walker SA

Drivers: A. Lagache & R. Leonard

Position: 1st Overall

Distance: 1,373 miles

Model by: IXO


1924
Entry: Bentley 3.0L

Entrant: Bentley Motors, Ltd.

Drivers: J. Duff & F. Clement

Position: 1st Overall

Distance: 1,291 miles

Model by: IXO


1925
Entry: Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 Sport - Coming Soon!

Entrant: Societe Lorraine de Dietrich et Cie

Drivers: G. Courcelles & A. Rossignol

Position: 1st Overall

Distance: 1,388 miles

Model by: IXO


1926
Entry: Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 Le Mans

Entrant: Societe Lorraine de Dietrich et Cie

Drivers: R. Bloch & A. Rossignol

Position: 1st Overall

Distance: 1,586 miles

Model by: IXO


1927
Entry: Bentley Sport 3 Litre

Entrant: Bentley Motors Ltd

Drivers: Dr J. Benjafield & S. Davis

Position: 1st Overall

Distance: 1,473 miles

Model by: IXO


1928
Entry: Bentley 4 1/2 Litre

Entrant: Bentley Motors Ltd

Drivers: Capt. W. Barnato & B. Rubin

Position: 1st Overall

Distance: 1,659

Model by: Brumm


1929
Entry: Bentley Speed Six

Entrant: Bentley Motors Ltd

Drivers: Capt. W. Barnato & Sir H. Birkin

Position: 1st Overall - Fastest Lap

Distance: 1,767 miles

Model by: IXO


1930
Entry: Bentley Speed Six

Entrant: Bentley Motors Ltd

Drivers: Capt. W. Barnato & G. Kidston

Position: 1st Overall

Distance: 1,821 miles

Model by: IXO


1931
Entry: Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM

Entrant: Lord Howe

Drivers: Lord Howe & Sir H. Birkin

Position: 1st Overall - Fastest Lap

Distance (miles): 1,875

Model by: Metro


1932
Entry: Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM

Entrant: Raymond Sommer

Drivers: R. Sommer & L. Chinetti

Position: 1st

Distance (miles): 1,836 New Circuit

Model by: IXO


1933
Entry: Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 MM-LM

Entrant: Raymond Sommer

Drivers: R. Sommer & T. Nuvolari

Position: 1st

Distance (miles): 1,954 - 233 laps

Model by: Spark


1934
Entry: Alfa Romeo 8C 2300LM

Entrant: Luigi Chinetti

Drivers: P. Etancelin & L. Chinetti

Position: 1st

Distance (miles): 1,794 - Fastest Lap

Model by: Spark

Entry: Alfa Romeo 8C 2300LM

Entrant: Lord Howe

Drivers: L. Howe & T. Rose-Richards

Position: DNF - Clutch

Model by: Spark


1935
Entry: Lagonda Rapide M45

Entrant: Arthur W.Fox & Charles Nichol

Drivers: J. Hindmarsh & L. Fontès

Position: 1st Overall

Distance (miles): 1,868

Model by: IXO


1936
RACE CANCELLED THIS YEAR


1937
Entry: Bugatti T57 G 'Tank'

Entrant: Roger Labric

Drivers: J. Wimille & R. Benoist

Position: 1st

Distance (miles): 2,043

Model by: IXO


1938
Entry: Delahaye 135CS

Entrant: Eugéne Chaboud

Drivers: E. Chaboud & J. Tremoulet

Position: 1st - Fastest Lap

Distance (miles): 1,977

Model by: IXO

Entry: Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Le Mans

Entrant: Raymond Sommer

Drivers: R Sommer & C Biondetti

Position: Classified 16th - DNF - puncture, engine - Fastest Lap

Model by: M4


1939
Entry: Bugatti T57 C 'Tank'

Entrant: Jean-Pierre Wimille

Drivers: J-P Wimille & P. Veyron

Position: 1st

Distance (miles): 2,085

Model by: IXO

Entry: Simca Huit - Fiat

Entrant: Gordini

Drivers: A. Gordini & J. Scaron

Position: 10th Overall - 1st in class, Index of Performance Cup winner

Distance (miles): 2,085

Model by: IXO

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JAGUAR RACING CARS:
1950's
1960 - 70's
1980's
1990's - PRESENT
JAGUAR AT LE MANS

JAGUAR PRODUCTION CARS:
PRE-WAR to 1959
1960 to 1968
1969-1987
1988 - PRESENT
JAGUAR CONCEPT CARS
EACH JAGUAR MODEL FROM 1935 IN PRODUCTION ORDER

FERRARI RACING CARS:
1949 - 1959
1960 - 1969
1970 - 1979
1980 - PRESENT
FERRARI FORMULA ONE - ALL YEARS
FERRARI PRODUCTION CARS - ALL YEARS

PORSCHE RACING CARS:
1950's & 60's
1970's
1980 - ON

GRAND PRIX, INDY & FORMULA 1:
1900 - 1959
1960 - 1969
1970 - PRESENT

THE TRIPLE CROWN OF ENDURANCE RACES:
THE 24 HOURS of LE MANS
THE 12 Hours of SEBRING
THE 24 HOURS of DAYTONA

GREAT AUTOMOTIVE MAKES:
ABARTH
ASTON MARTIN - RACING & PRODUCTION
ALFA ROMEO - RACING & PRODUCTION
AUSTIN HEALEY - RACING & PRODUCTION
BMW -RACING & PRODUCTION
CHAPARRAL
FORD GT40, MkIV & MIRAGE
LOLA
LOTUS - RACING & PRODUCTION
McLAREN
MASERATI - RACING & PRODUCTION
MERCEDES W196 & 300SLR

RACING & RALLYE CARS
RACING SPORTS, GT & PROTOTYPE CARS 1945 to 1959
RACING SPORTS, GT & PROTOTYPE CARS 1960 to 1969
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RACING SUPPORT VEHICLES AND TRANSPORTERS

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ECURIE ECOSSE
GULF OIL RACING
MARTINI RACING TEAM
GROUP 44, Inc.
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