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Latest 24 Hours of Le Mans Stories

2014-03-25 12:21:00

919 Hybrid first visit to the Porsche Museum ATLANTA, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen is getting ready for the return to Le Mans with a comprehensive special exhibition from March 26 to July 13, 2014. Porsche is taking a look back, not only to its multiple previous successes at the French endurance race, but to the present-day Le Mans commitment for 2014. For the first time, the Porsche 919 Hybrid will be presented to the public at the...

2013-06-27 08:20:12

BICESTER, England, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wirth Research is delighted to announce Honda Performance Development's (HPD) third Le Mans prototype class victory in the past four seasons. After a gruelling 24 hours, Strakka Racing topped the LMP1 Privateers podium at the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours at the weekend in an HPD ARX-03c, a car designed and manufactured by Honda Performance Development (HPD) and Wirth Research. This is the second Le Mans class victory for...

2013-06-20 16:22:15

--World Premiere Four-Part Television Event Debuts Wednesday, August 28 at 10:00PM ET/PT on Velocity-- SILVER SPRING, Md., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The list of legendary actors-turned-racers is as short as it is iconic: Paul Newman, Steve McQueen and James Garner. This summer, Velocity follows Patrick Dempsey as he joins this elite group when he tackles the world's oldest - and most grueling - automotive endurance race, France's 24 Hours of Le Mans. The world-premiere...

2013-06-20 12:26:34

SiriusXM to offer Radio Le Mans broadcast to U.S. listeners; Fans can hear every minute of the 81st Grand Prix of Endurance live from France NEW YORK, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) will offer U.S. listeners live coverage of the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race on June 22-23 from the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101014/NY82093LOGO) SiriusXM subscribers will hear uninterrupted Radio Le Mans...

2013-06-11 16:21:42

Join us for a Twitter chat with SRT (Street and Racing Technology) CEO, Ralph Gilles, SRT Motorsports Driver and 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans Winner, Ryan Dalziel and SRT Director of Marketing, Beth Paretta on the Return of the Viper to the '24 Hours of Le Mans' AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- What: The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world's oldest active sports car race. The first event was held in 1923 and for driver and machine, it's the ultimate test of speed,...

2013-05-23 16:20:53

Riley Technologies' Previous Experience Helpful in Viper's Return to Competition in 24 Hours of Le Mans MOORESVILLE, N.C., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Destination - Le Mans, France. For those in the world of sports car racing receiving an invitation to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans - the most prestigious sports car endurance race in the world - the weeks leading up to making the trip is filled with excitement and anticipation but requires extensive planning. On February 1,...

2013-05-21 16:20:25

Chrysler Group LLC's SRT (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports Team Returns with First Factory-Supported Effort Since 2000 AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world's oldest active sports car race. The first event was held in 1923 and for driver and machine, it's the ultimate test of speed, efficiency and endurance. Participation is by invitation only as the Automobile Club de I 'Quest (ACO) selects the 56 entries. The 81st edition is...

2012-10-31 19:20:06

MONTVALE, N.J., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- John Fitch, legendary race car driver and an influential figure in developing professional road racing, was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 4, 1917. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100901/NY58315LOGO ) After serving as a fighter pilot in WW II, Fitch began racing cars in 1950. He participated in several races in 1951 and he became the first Sports Car Club of America national champion. Over the next several years, Fitch...

2012-10-13 04:02:14

Americana Manhasset is pleased to announce that it will feature the 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype, Chassis No GT/104 at the upcoming Concours D´Elegance Technology of Movement on Sunday, October 14. This was the fourth GT40 prototype produced and the first to receive a lightweight chassis. The GT 40´s debut was at the 1964 24 Hours of Le Mans road race. MANHASSET, LONG ISLAND (PRWEB) October 11, 2012 Americana Manhasset is pleased to announce that it will feature the 1964 Ford GT40...

2012-09-17 10:20:16

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Le Mans fans' favorite to take on second ever race at Petit Le Mans Demand for ground-breaking racing car's return high after heart-breaking exit from Le Mans in June Lucas Ordonez, graduate of Nissan's unique GT Academy, to race at Petit Le Mans alongside American Le Mans Series PC class champion Gunnar Jeannette Nissan DeltaWing could race as part of American Le Mans Series from 2013 Michelin returns as team partner The team behind the...