This year marks the 100th anniversary of what is possibly 'the greatest race in the world' - the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race (Vingt-Quatre Heures du Mans).
Hosted annually in France in mid June, it is a 24-hour endurance race for both men and machine.
Although the race is based at the Le Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France it has historically been considered as 'the biggest British motor race in France' with many British drivers and cars claiming victory over the many decades.
Now in 2023, this annual event has run for 100 years, with the exception of a few years owing to World War 2 and the effects of the Great Depression in the 1930's.
The circuit has also changed considerably over time, along with the cars that race upon it. What was once a dirt track and is now a track capable of top speeds in excess of 250 mph. The cars also now clocking speeds in excess of this on the Mulsanne Straight.
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