Wednesday 19 July 2023
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Monday 3 July 2023
With this year being the centenary of the Le Mans 24 hours race, the Le Mans Classic of last weekend was perhaps a bit more special than usual. Unfortunately I wasn't there but the good news was that a Mini Marcos did actually race during the weekend. This was a 1969 Mk3 car built up as a racer recently by a team from Perpignan. I only heard from them days before the weekend, but it seems they had a great time and the car looked good, too, although I understand it did not finish.
What's more: the team had one very special mechanic: Jean Pierre Brulé, who happens to be an original crew member of the 1966 Le Mans Mini Marcos team! I had been given a list with all the persons involved in the team by Hubert Giraud not long before he died, and Brulé certainly was on that list. There is no doubt I am eager to speak to him!