Monday, 15 June 2015

Remembering Le Mans

Congratulations to Porsche for winning this year's Le Mans 24-hours race. A bit of a break from the ubiquitous Audis! Next year it will be the 50th anniversary for what I believe to be one of Le Mans more heroic entries: that of the Mini Marcos, entered by Jean-Claude Hrubon under number 50 in 1966 (more here). For more Minis at Le Mans take a look here:

Minis at Le Mans 1962 (Gitane GT)
Minis at Le Mans 1963 (Deep Sanderson 301)
Minis at Le Mans 1964 (Deep Sanderson 301)
Minis at Le Mans 1966 (Mini Marcos Mk1)
Minis at Le Mans 1967 (Mini Marcos Mk3)
Minis at Le Mans 1969 (Unipower GT)

Picture courtesy Brockbank / Jeroen Booij archive

The Hrubon entered Mini Marcos just after finishing 15th overall on June 19, 1966 
Picture Jeroen Booij archive

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