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Race Retro to display iconic Le Mans cars

29 January 2019

Race Retro will celebrate the legacy of Le Mans with a display of some of the most iconic vehicles that have competed at the famous motor race.

The achievements of Le Mans 24 Hours will be displayed within the Motor Sport Hall of Fame Live at Race Retro, held at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, from February 22-24, 2019.

Visitors to the Hall of Fame Live will have the opportunity to admire an exciting line-up of Le Mans racers with some very special displays planned, including the Audi R8C. Audi made its debut at the 24-hour race in 1999 with R8s finishing in third and fourth places, and it would go on to take overall victory on 13 occasions.

Audi is also famous for entering the R10 TDI, the first diesel-powered racer to win Le Mans. With such an impressive contribution to the history of the tough event, the R8C is just one of the thrilling machines of the endurance racing.

Le Mans, organised by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest first run in 1923. The past 95 have created some amazing moments for fans of Le Mans. They include the legendary exploits of the ‘Bentley Boys’, and then there was Porsche’s dominance of the challenging circuit that saw them become the most successful winners in the event’s history. Four straight wins by the awesome Ford GT40 is special, too, while the likes of Jaguar, Mercedes, and Ferrari and many more have all tasted victory at La Sarthe.

“The Le Mans 24 Hours is a motor race like no other” says Acting Show Director, Lee Masters. “With a history stretching back almost 100 years it sits at the very pinnacle of motorsport, which is why we are very proud to be celebrating its legacy at this year’s show.”

The Hall of Fame Live will also include other racing and rally cars, with a number of key milestones celebrated, along with special guests, many of whom will be interviewed on the Motor Sport Live Stage.

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