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About Le Mans

Running for an eighth consecutive year, Le Mans Classic is an exclusive chance to see the famous automobiles of yesteryear in action. Over 450 classic cars and 1,000 drivers, including multiple previous Le Mans winners, will re-tread the steps of their heyday in another bid for glory.

One of the largest classic car events in the world, the Stratstone Club Le Mans Classic Experience can be part of the 110,000 strong crowds that makes the pilgrimage to this firm favourite every other year. An additional display of around 8,000 cars features on the site, with an ever-expanding village of activities and attractions also available.

Taking place at the Circuit De La Sarthe, the 24 Hours of Le Mans began in 1923 and is now the longest-running active sports car race. The race has solidified itself in the public eye thanks to the series of high-profile cars and drivers that take part each year. It was also the main focus of the eponymous Steve McQueen motion picture Le Mans in 1971 and Top Gear documented entering their own car into the race in 2007.

Almost 100 years on, it continues to be one of the most popular single racing events the world over, embracing the values of sportsmanship and competition. It’s a race that is packed with excitement, as teams try to balance driver concentration levels and the challenges of keeping a car racing constantly for 24 hours.

A moving classic car show that brings the legends back to life, Le Mans Classic serves to celebrate the cars and drivers that ran here between 1923 and 1979. A true 24-hour race, it serves as a lasting testament to an event that has helped to define modern motorsport.