I am reminded to comment after reading your excellent article (Liberté, Egalité, Velocity, January 2004) about the Bugatti T57G driven to victory by Messrs Benoist and Wimille at Le Mans in 1937.
I have noticed that the memorial to Robert Benoist (on the back of the grandstand next to the Tribune) has disappeared. It was a fitting tribute to a great racing driver and brave Resistance fighter.
The words upon it were clearly written before political correctness took over modem Europe. The plaque read: Fusilé par les Allemandes.
What an excellent reminder that racing drivers put their lives on the line for freedom as well as for speed.
Charles Newsome, London
The American Car Rally, Beaulieu (Sept. 13th)
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The 12 Hours of Reims
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VSCC Cadwell Park
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