An event the public awaits impatiently every two years, the Le Mans Classic will be back July 6-8, 2018 at the Circuit des 24 Heures. For this ninth edition, the fields promise to be even more impressive, peaking with the Group Cs that have, in part, helped create the legend of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Le Mans Classic
Would you like to experience a fun and festive weekend attending a full-scale retrospective of the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans?! Look no further, the famous Le Mans Classic will take place July 6-8, 2018. 550 cars dating from 1923 to 1993 will hit the track over the course of the three days, grouped into six racing grids (plus those in Group C). All over the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Bugatti circuits, more than 8,500 club cars will be in attendance. Many activities will be set up for your enjoyment on-site as well, including the 1960s Village, the Le Mans Heritage Club, an auction and Little Big Mans, the field of mini bolides driven by children aged seven to 12! Several anniversaries will also be celebrated including in particular, the 40th anniversary of Alpine's victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours as well as the 70th anniversary of the birth of the Porsche 356 and the 50th of the 908!
General Admission Tickets are available in advance at a cost of 55 euros per person for the entire weekend.
The Group Cs for a thrilling finale...
It tugs at the heart strings of all 24 Hours of Le Mans fans when they get to see the famous Sport Protoypes of the 1980s and 1990s once again. Well here's some great news, they will serve as the curtain-raiser attraction for this ninth edition of the Le Mans Classic. Among these cars which competed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and in the World Endurance Championship between 1982 and 1993 will be found Porsche 962 Cs (our photo), Lancia LC2, Jaguar XJR, Mercedes C9 and C11, Peugeot 905, Nissan R90 CK and many more that have made their marks on the history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
A new rule for2018: to be able to participate in the Le Mans Classic in Group C Racing, it will be mandatory for competitors to take part in two qualifying races. That can be achieved at the Daytona Classic (November 11-12), the 12 Hours of Sebring Classic (November 30-December 3) or at races on the 2018 Peter Auto calendar.
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