“Truth In 24 II – Every Second Counts” is a film by Audi covering their involvement in the iconic Le Mans 24 Hours motor race. The full length film is 1 hour and 22 minutes long and is well worth a watch, it’s narrated by Jason Statham – a man who’s voice is perfect for anything relating to motor sport.
This fantastic footage was shot onboard a Jaguar D-Type being driven by Mike Hawthorn in 1956. It’s an great look at the Le Mans circuit as it was in 1956, it’s strange to see cyclists and civilian motorists out on the road – in fact Mike nearly wipes a couple of them out during the filming of this segment.
This 1936 Lagonda LG45 4½-Litre is a magnificent motor car, its chassis/engine number was only the second model produced in 1936 and as such the car was used as a factory demonstrator/runabout until it was sold on just before the outbreak of WWII.
The story behind this car is a captivating tale of a young Lord Selsdon, his best friend Lord Waren, their V12 Lagonda and a jaunt across Europe in the summer of 1939 on the eve of all out war across the continent.
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.
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”.