Steve McQueen – Le Mans, 1970
For Steve McQueen, making a film of the Le Mans race was a passion. And passion can tempt you into taking risks
Writer Gordon Cruickshank, Illustrator Guy Allen
Le Mans. It’s 1970.
You’re Derek Bell, caning a Ferrari 512 into Maison Blanche with Jo Siffert’s Porsche 917 nudging your gearbox; foot down, touching 160mph, you feed the scarlet car through the long left-...
He’s the English gentleman who’s scored more sports car wins than even he can remember, although no one will ever forget his record at Le Mans and Daytona
By Simon Taylor
Derek Bell is, quintessentially, an Englishman. He has raced with enormous success in the USA, where he is a popular figure; his wife Misti is American, and he spends much of the year at his waterside house in Boca Raton,...