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24 Hrs Of Le Mans – Volume 1

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24 Hrs Of Le Mans : Volume 1

 

2-DVD’s (257 minutes)

After the formation of the World Sportscar Championship in 1953, of which Le Mans
was a part, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, and many others began
sending multiple cars backed by their respective factories to compete for overall wins
against their competitors. Their competition sometimes resulted in tragedy, as in an
accident during the 1955 race in which Pierre Levegh’s car crashed into a crowd of
spectators, killing more than 80 people. The incident led to the widespread introduction
of safety measures, not only at the circuit but elsewhere in the motorsports world.
However, even though the safety standards improved, so did the speed of the cars;
the move from open-cockpit roadsters to closed-cockpit coupes resulted in speeds of
over 320 kilometers per hour (200 mph) on the Mulsanne. Race cars of the time were
still mostly based on production road cars, but by the end of the 1960s, Ford had
entered the picture with their GT40s, taking four straight wins.

 

1954 Le Mans Highlights – (29 min.)
Condition (Excellent) – Original 1954 film. (color)

 

1955 Le Mans Highlights – (57 min.)
Condition (Excellent) – A BBC documentary titled “The Deadliest Crash”, this
film investigates the tragic accident that killed more than 80 people. (color)

 

1957 Le Mans Highlights – (20 min.)
Condition (Excellent) – Original 1957 film. (color)

 

1961 Le Mans Highlights – (35 min.)
Condition (Excellent) – Original 1961 film. (color)

 

1963 Le Mans Highlights – (14 min.)
Condition (Excellent) – Original 1963 film. (color)

 

1965 Le Mans Highlights – (15 min.)
Condition (Excellent) – Original 1965 film. (color)

 

1966 Le Mans Highlights – (17 min.)
Condition (Excellent) – This is a “Legends Of Motorsport”
broadcast on the old Speedvision network (watermark in corner),
and has some subtitles occasionally to identify commentary from
various drivers. All the footage is vintage 1966 film. (color)

 

1968 Le Mans Highlights – (30 min.)
Condition (Excellent) – Original 1968 film. (color)

 

1969 Le Mans Highlights – (38 min.)
Condition (Excellent) – Original 1969 film. (color)