8TH LE MANS CLASSIC rep. Wilfried Geerts.
123 000 SPECTATORS CELEBRATE
THE HISTORY OF THE LE MANS 24 HOURS !
On Sunday at 16:00, the flag came down on the 8th staging of Le Mans Classic organised jointly by Peter Auto and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest. This biennial event celebrating the history of the Le Mans 24 Hours has became a real crowd-puller over the years as it offers an increasingly appealing and successful festival for spectators and participants alike.
Exceptional weather, 24 hours retracing the history of the greatest endurance race in the world over the period 1923-1993, 550 cars on the track, 1000 drivers, 10 former winners of the 24 Hours including the latest, Romain Dumas, the eagerly-awaited Group C event and the Jaguar Classic Challenge racing for the first time as curtain-raisers, 8500 cars representing 180 makes’ clubs, the celebration of BMW’s centenary and the 50th anniversary of the Ford GT40’s first victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours, the Concours Le Mans Heritage Club, Little Big Mans, the F.F.V.E.’s special exhibition devoted to racing team transporters, the long list of exhibitors and the entertainment and activities in the village meant that all the right ingredients were in place to make this huge celebration of motor sport, following in the tradition of the previous events, an even bigger success as proved by the fact that having attracted a crowd of 110 000 spectators in 2014, this weekend no fewer than 123 000 people flocked to the Le Mans circuit.