New date and bigger entry for '04 Le Mans Classic



The second running of the Le Mans Classic will be held over the weekend of July 24/25, 2004, in what the organisers hope will become a permanent date for the bi-annual event.

The first Classic was run in September 2002 against a backdrop of complaints from shop owners affected by the road closures. The revised date is expected to reduce this local opposition.

For 2004, a sixth age group has been added to admit cars up to 1978. Previously, ’75 was the cut-off date. A total of 366 entries plus 72 reserves will be accepted for the event that runs over 24 hours, starting at 4pm on Saturday.

Each group will have three races rather than four, but some will be longer and all groups will have night races.