Úvod »» Le Mans: 24-Hours Race
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For over fifty years the great marques of motoring - evocative names such as Bentley, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Ferrari and Porsche - have battled for supremacy at Le Mans in this French town's classic 24-hour sports car race. Since 1923 Le Mans has hosted the most renowned endurance race of all, and almost every major manufacturer of performance cars has risen to its challenge.
This book traces the successes and failures that have done so much for the images of the world's most powerful sports car builders, and the photographs - most of which have never been . published before - follow the story from its very beginning. This informative account of the event explains why some marques have succeeded where others -sometimes with greater resources - have failed. In so doing it charts the fortunes of hundreds of intrepid competitors lured by the unique, gruelling twice-around-the-clock marathon. The rise of the remarkable 220 m.p.h. turbocharged Le Mans car is traced and, in addition to the detailed historical story, the book looks at the background to the event and its special appeal, strong enough to have attracted over a quarter of a million spectators. Results of each race are included, and the illustrations also feature an interesting series of line drawings of Le Mans cars through the years.