Le Mans theme for new Chelsea show
The heritage of the Le Mans 24 Hours will be celebrated in London on September 5 at the inaugural Chelsea AutoLegends at the Royal Hospital, home of the Chelsea Flower Show.
A display of famous cars from the race will form the centre point of the event, which will raise funds for the Chelsea Pensioners. The show will also celebrate the 40th anniversary of Porsche’s ﬁrst Le Mans victory and 1970 winner Richard Attwood will be present, as will ﬁve-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell. An example of the winning Porsche 917 will also be there.
The 1970 ﬁlm Le Mans will be shown on a big screen, with many of the drivers involved in the making of the movie – including David Piper – present to share their memories.
Star cars on show will include a Maserati 300S, a McLaren F1, a Jaguar D-type, an Aston Martin DBR9 and a Porsche Kremer K8.
Other attractions will include classic, performance and prestige cars, parades and military displays, and trade and memorabilia stands. The event is open from 10am to 4pm and admission will be £12.