LE MANS CLASSIC
6, 7, 8 JULY 2018

The Le Mans 24-Hours race writes history and Le Mans Classic tells the story! In 2018 Le Mans Classic will be staged for the ninth time as it is held on a biennial basis. The event created by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and Peter Auto almost 20 years ago has become a red-letter date in the world of the motor car. Rendezvous after rendezvous this fantastic retrospective has conquered the public, the entrants, the makes clubs, guardians of our marvellous automotive heritage, as well as exhibitors who flock to the circuit in increasingly large numbers. In 2016 there were 123 000 spectators, 600 cars on the track and 8500 cars brought along by the clubs. In 2018, several anniversaries will be celebrated including in particular, the 40th anniversary of Alpine's victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours as well as the 70th anniversary of the birth of the Porsche 356...

 

  • The ex-Formula 1 World Champion (2009) who has never taken part in the Le Mans 24 Hours or Le Mans Classic will drive a 1988 XJR-9. Jenson Button has never hidden his desire to take part in the Le Mans 24 Hours one day. In the meantime, the English driver…

  • This year, the Global Endurance Legends will join forces with the historic grids on four occasions and put on spectacular on-track demonstrations with cars that spectators really adore. Entries are now open.  The Global Endurance Legends field consists of GTs and prototypes that raced in the most famous endurance events…

  • The 9th Le Mans Classic, which will be staged on 6-7-8 July 2018, will be the occasion for Porsche France to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the make’s sports cars with a race called Porsche Classic Race Le Mans. Porsche France, in collaboration with Peter Auto, will assemble an exceptional…

Club cars
8500
Exhibitors
200
Spectators
123000
Drivers
1000

THEY SAY

“It’s going fast, there are lots of people…
and it’s funny!”

Gaël (Little Big Mans driver)

“Le Mans is a beautiful event and it’s wonderful to be at the wheel of these cars that have marked the history of the competition.”

Paul Belmondo (pilote et acteur)

“For me it’s a real joy to coming back to Le Mans. I really want to congratulate the organizers for the quality of all the grids.”

Jürgen Barth (winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1977)

“I love Le Mans Classic. Ii’s very well organised, the grids are stunning, with more classic cars than meets the eye. It is a real pleasure to talk with the aficionados.”

Soheil Ayari (driver)

 

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