I am a huge, huge fan of the DeTomaso Pantera. The look and performance of the cars have always been slightly ridiclulous but I don’t care in the slightest, I still think they’re some of the most testosterone fuelled monsters to ever turn a wheel.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is widely considered the most brutal test of a performance car’s reliability than any other event, with the possible exception of the Paris Dakar Rally. Le Mans has created legends, witnessed tragedies and showcased some of the greatest racing in human history.
The remarkable looking Bisiluro Damolnar was created in 1955 by Carlo Mollino and Enrico Nardi their goal was to create an ultra-light, aerodynamic car to compete at Le Mans alongside the…
Many regard the Jaguar XJ13 as the finest Jaguar ever made. It was initially created as a prototype racer for Le Mans in 1966 by infamous aerodynamicist Malcolm Sayer, the man also responsible for the iconic C-Type, D-Type and E-Type Jaguars.
This long line of Porsche 917s was taken in 1969, the cars are all awaiting delivery to their respective race teams. The 917 went on to win Le Mans in 1970 and 1971, it was also the car that co-starred in Steve McQueen’s now infamous 1971 film “Le Mans”.
The start of the 1959 Le Mans 24hr, shot in glorious lomotastic colour by an unknown photographer. Beautiful.
One of the greatest cars of all time, the Ford GT 40. A car that showed the world that American engineers could, if they wanted to, take on and beat the best greasy haired slide-rule commandos in Maranello.
Le Mans, 1955. The scene of the deadliest accident in motor racing history, remembered soberly to this day, the lessons from this single accident would go on to revolutionise modern auto racing.