11/16/2012 - Le Mans Legends 2013 Eligible Cars Announced
The annual support race at the Le Mans 24 Hours is a jewel in the crown of historic motorsport. On Saturday June 22, 2013, the Le Mans Legend will once again return to La Sarthe in France with a sensational grid of 61 Le Mans cars from the 1949-65 era.
Each year, Motor Racing Legends – the organization behind the Le Mans Legend – selects an era of Le Mans history and invites genuine race cars and their sister cars from that period to take part in a highly nostalgic, but highly competitive historic race on the full 8.5-mile Le Mans circuit. Not only is this a chance to see real Le Mans-style cars from the past in full, on-track action at the venue where they were born to race, but it takes place just a few hours before the start of the modern 24 Hour race, on the Saturday morning of the Le Mans weekend.
The historic action will be a two-driver race with cars from 1949 to 1965 again doing battle: think AC Cobra and Aston Martin DBR1, Lister Knobbly and Ferrari 250LM, Jaguar D-Type and Iso Bizzarrini. But it’s not just the big bruisers at the front of the grid that demand attention. Right through the field, we can expect evocative cars of all sizes and shapes that capture the essence of Le Mans in the 1950s and early ’60s: Alfa Romeo TZ1, Porsche 904/6, Triumph TR2, Aston DB2, Jaguar XK120, Lotus, MG, Austin-Healey and Frazer Nash.
The Le Mans Legend historic support race captures the hearts of the 200,000-plus visitors who make the pilgrimage to La Sarthe for that magical weekend in mid-June, as well as the vast audience across Europe who watched last year’s televised Le Mans Legend race.
More details can be found at motorracinglegends.com.