For the first time, pre-war cars will be able to compete in the Le Mans Legend race during the build-up to the world famous 24 Hours on Saturday June 18. 2005.
Run every second year by Motor Racing Legends, next year’s event is open to cars from between 1935 and ’55. The entry is limited to cars with a Le Mans history, or genuine sister cars with the same specification.
The cars will be driven into the centre of Le Mans for scrutineering in the shadow of the cathedral.
“The variety of cars racing at the 2005 Le Mans Legend will make for a superb spectacle,” said its organiser Duncan Wiltshire.
Bugattis, Alfa Romeos and Delahayes will head the pre-war cars, while post-war entries are expected to include Jaguars. Astons and Ferraris.
The inclusion of pre-war cars at Le Mans will also give a further boost to the season-long series run by Wiltshire’s organisation under the Motor Racing Legends banner.