Aston Martin DBR1 n.5 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1959

ASTON MARTIN DBR1 n.5

ASTON MARTIN DBR1 n.5

HISTORY

The Aston Martin DBR1 n.5 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959. The car was designed by Ted Cutting in 1956, in the first years of the race had many difficulties in reliability, but in 1959 the British manufacturer obtained the his revenge.

Salvadori and Shelby won the 1959 Le Mans 24 Hours with the Aston Martin DBR1 n.5, for the team run by Parnell was the first and only victory at Le Mans.
On the podium came, second the Aston Martin DBR1 n.6 of Trintignant and Frere with a gap of one lap, while in third place the Ferrari 250 GT n.11 of Beurlys and Elde of the team Equipe Nationale Belge with a gap of twentysix laps. The two Aston Martin DBR1 were the only cars in the S-3000 category to finish the race, the Aston by Moss and Fairman, the Ferraris and the Jaguars had reliability problems.
At the end of the season, the British manufacturer also won the Protorepi Sport World Championship thanks to victories in the 1000 km of the Nurburgring and in Le Mans.

CHASSIS

Aston Martin DBR1
Alluminium body on multi tubular spaceframe
Length: 4026 mm
Width: 1626 mm
Height: 978 mm
Brakes: Girling discs, all round
Tyres: Avon

ENGINE

Aston Martin 2992 cc 6 cylinders in line
Power: 189 kW
Location: Front, longitudinally mounted
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: David Brown CG537 five speed manual
Tank Capacity: 180 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1959 with drivers Carroll Shelby, Roy Salvadori
Race winner: 1000 km of Nurburgring with drivers Moss, Fairman

Bugatti 57G Tank n.2 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1937

BUGATTI 57G TANK n.2

BUGATTI 57G TANK n.2

HISTORY

The Bugatti 57G Tank n.2 is the winning car of the 1937 Le Mans 24 Hours. In 1934, Bugatti introduced the Type 57 road car, which was a great success among the customers. In 1936 the French manufacturer combined the chassis with a completely closed body known as Tank, to compete in car races and win the victory at Le Mans.

Jean Pierre Wimille and Robert Benoist won with the Bugatti 57G Tank n.2 the 24 hours of Le Mans 1937, for the French manufacturer was the first success.
In the race the numerous French teams gave life to a close fight, conditioned by the accident that caused the death of two pilots, the English Pat Fairfield and the French Rene Kippeurt. In second place came the Delahaye 135CS n.14 led by Paul and Mongin with a gap of seven laps, while in third place the Delahaye 135CS n.10 of Dreyfus and Stoffel with a gap of twelve laps.

CHASSIS

Bugatti 57G TANK
Aluminum over and Steel Frame
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Drums
Tyres: Dunlop

ENGINE

Bugatti 3266 cc S8
Power: 131 kW
Drive Type: Front wheel drive.
Transmission: four speed manual
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1937 with drivers Jean Pierre Wimille, Robert Benoist

Chenard & Walcker Sport n.9 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1923

CHENARD & WALCKER Sport n.9

CHENARD & WALCKER Sport n.9

HISTORY

The Chenard & Walcker Sport n.9 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1923. The French manufacturer born at the end of the 800, after the First World War to promote the rebirth of the company, decided to participate in competitions of competition. Despite the short time since the announcement in November 1922, the first 24 hours of Le Mans started on May 26, 1923.

Lagache and Leonard won with the Chenard & Walcker Sport n.9 the 24 hours of Le Mans 1923, for the French manufacturer was the first and only success.
Most of the members were transalpine cars, while the only Bentley present was the fastest, but the ground made muddy by the rain at the beginning of the race and the sketches of stones thrown by the wheels, caused headlights and holes in the tanks, the English team suffered both problems but despite this ended the race in fourth place. The Chenard & Walcker doubles with the second place of the n10 led by D’Auvergne and Bachmann with a gap of four laps, while in third place the Bignan 11HP Desmo Sport n.23 of Gros and De Tornaco with a gap of eight laps.

CHASSIS

Chenard & Walcker Sport
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Drums
Tyres: Michelin

ENGINE

Chenard & Walcker 2978 cc S4
Power: ?
Drive Type: Front wheel drive.
Transmission: ?
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1923 with drivers Andre Lagache, Rene Leonard

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.9 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1934

ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 n.9

ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 n.9

HISTORY

The Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.9 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1934. The Italian manufacturer after the three consecutive victories in the French race, despite still having an advantage against the opponents decided not to participate with the official team , but gave the possibility to private teams to compete with their cars.

Luigi Chinetti and Philippe Etancelin won with the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.9 the 24 hours of Le Mans 1934, for the Italian manufacturer was the fourth consecutive success.
In the race the private Alfa went immediately on the run, but many cars in the category with an engine over 3 liters were forced to retire due to mechanical problems, of these only the blue Alfa of the Italian driver and the French driver arrived at the finish line. In second place came the Riley 6/12 MPH Racing n.27 driven by Sebilleau and Delaroche with a gap of thirteen laps, while in third place the Riley 6/12 MPH Racing n.28 Dixon and Paul with a gap of fourteen laps .

CHASSIS

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300
Steel ladder frame
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Drums
Tyres: Engelbert

ENGINE

Alfa Romeo 2336 cc S8
Power: 116 kW
Drive Type: Front wheel drive.
Transmission: four speed manual
Tank Capacity: 140 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1934 with drivers Luigi Chinetti, Philippe Etancelin

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.16 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1931

ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 n.16

ALFA ROMEO 8C 2300 n.16

HISTORY

The Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.16 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans of 1931. The Italian manufacturer entrusted the engineer Vittorio Jano with the project for a new inline eight-cylinder supercharged engine, which proved to be one of the most successful . With the Bentley retreat, the favorites for the win were the Alfa Romeo, Mercedes, the Bugatti and the American Stutz and Chrysler.

Earl Howe and Henry Birkin won with the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 n.16 the 24 hours of Le Mans 1931, for the Italian manufacturer was the first success.
The race started with the suitors very close, but with the passing of the hours and with the very hot temperature began the first withdrawals, in particular that of the Bugatti that despite the excellent speed were afflicted by tire problems that forced the French cars to a forced withdrawal. In second place came the Mercedes-Benz SSK n.1 driven by Ivanowski and Stoffel with a gap of seven laps, while in third place the Talbot AV105 n.11 of Rose-Richards and Saunders-Davies with a gap of eleven laps.

CHASSIS

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300
Steel ladder frame
Length: ? mm
Width: ? mm
Height: ? mm
Brakes: Drums
Tyres: Dunlop

ENGINE

Alfa Romeo 2336 cc S8
Power: 116 kW
Drive Type: Front wheel drive.
Transmission: four speed manual
Tank Capacity: 140 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1931 with drivers Earl Howe, Henry Birkin