The Grand Centenary Exhibition V2

24 Hours of Le Mans Museum, France

June 1st to July 2nd, 2023

The Grand Centenary Exhibition at the 24H of Le Mans Museum will bring together for 1 month an exceptional gallery of models that have marked or won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. From 1st of June to 2nd of July, the exhibition will cover the period from the opening of the centenary 24 Hours week to the Le Mans Classic weekend. A few figures give an idea of the work done by the 24H Museum team to succeed in this exceptional challenge. The cars exhibited represent more than 70 victories, out of 90 editions, some models having triumphed several times. All models that have won since 1991 will be in the exhibition! The cars present all participated in the race, represent 28 brands, come from 9 countries, 15 museums and 17 private collections! That is to say if it was necessary to convince the world, but also to what extent this race is a monument of world motorsport.

The exhibition will immerse the visitor in a century of automotive history. From one decade to another, he will also discover the evolution of the track, the records and the major events that marked the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The list of cars has been unveiled, and we will find all the major manufacturers who have triumphed over this century, Alfa Romeo, Alpine-Renault, Audi, BMW, Bentley, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar, Matra, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes, Peugeot, Porsche, Toyota

We will find the Bentley Speed Six (1929/1930) and its descendant EXP Speed 8 of 2003, the legendary Mercedes 300 SL (1955) and Jaguar D-Type (1955//56/57), the Ferrari 250 TR and LM, the Ford GT40, the French Alpine-Renault A442, Matra MS 670 and Peugeot 905 and 908 Porsche from the 917 of 1970 to the 919 hybrid (2015/16/17) through the 956 and 962, the great lineage of Audi from the R8 of 2004 to the R18 e-Tron of 2014 and so many other icons. Let’s not forget Jean Rondeau, originally from Le Mans, and the only driver/manufacturer to have won the 24 Hours (1980).

They are accompanied by about twenty cars that have marked the event in different ways. The Tracta of 1928, 1st front-wheel drive, the Porsche 356, Simca 8 or CD which played on their lightness or aerodynamics to win in their classes, the turbine cars of Rover and Hownet, the glorious (and sublime) losers like the Ferrari GTO and 330 P4, or the WM P88 which exceeds 400 km / h in the Hunaudières, record she still holds.

As the exhibition is not open, there are obviously no photos yet, and the photos in this article correspond to models probably presented. This article will evolve in the coming weeks when more information will be disclosed and photos of the exhibition available.

The 24H of Le Mans Museum is closed all the month of May to prepare this exhibition, since a large part of the cars usually exhibited must be stored to make room for the models of the exhibition and allow the preparation of the scenography.

Practical information

Free visitevery day, 10am-7pm
Youth 10-18 years16€
Children 6-10 years10€
Guided toursonly from 01/06 to 06/06, then from 12/06 to 30/06, 10:30 am and 2:30 pm
Youth 10-18 years21€
Children 6-10 years15€

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