In 1960 GM was not officially affiliated with any of the teams, but for the first time Corvette was on the grid and GM commissioned a short documentary to be filmed. The #3 Corvette persevered and took 1st in class.
1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Stingray C3 Le Mans
1968 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C3 L88/ZL1 Scuderia Filipinetti. Historic
race car 1968 24Hours of Le Mans. 2013 Endurance Racing (C.E.R) GT1
category Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit.
Car-Driver: #75 - Ralf HUBER GUTIERREZ
Best Time: 2:24.859
Top Speed: 191.2 Km/h
Aston Martin at Le Mans 1959 Part 1
After ten years of racing, it all came good for Aston Martin in 1959 when
their DBR1s came 1st and 2nd in the famous 24 hour Le Mans race.
They then went on to win the World Sportscar Championship for the same
Please also see part 2 of this film.
Ford Takes On Ferrari and Wins the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Henry Ford II wanted to beat Ferrari in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le
Mans, so he made it a priority to show the world what his American company
could achieve on a global stage. Ford not only won the 24 Hours of Le Man
in 1966, but '67, '68 and '69 as well. This video looks back at that era
with Edsel B. Ford II, Dan Gurney and Mose Nowland.
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Le Mans - 1959 - Highlights
The 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 27th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took
place on June 20 and 21 1959. It was also the fourth round of the World
Le Mans - 1972 - Start
The Matra of Jean-Pierre Beltoise and Chris Amon took the lead at start,
but broke its V12 at the beginning the third lap. This caused enough
consternation among the other Matra drivers to allow the Lolas of Bonnier
and Hugues de Fierlant to take the lead. Bonnier was slowed down by a
deflated tire and after the first pit stops the two remaining Matra 670s
were leading the race again with François Cevert/Howden Ganley on front.
Even if the reliability of the Ford-Cosworth DFV that powered the Lolas was
questionable on a 24-hour race, there was some hope for a general failure
of the Matras, and Jo Bonnier decided to keep some pressure on. The Lolas
were running fast, with Bonnier establishing a new lap record early in the
evening. The other Lola broke its gearbox.
Graham Hill took the lead with his Matra around midnight.
At dawn the Matra 670 swapped their position again. Bonnier's Lola T280 was
still there with a surprisingly healthy DFV V8. During the night some race
incidents caused unexpected pit stops and the car was only eighth but the
F1-inspired Lola was running really fast the early morning. Just before
8:30 a.m., Bonnier's Lola came upon the Ferrari GTB4 of Florian Vetsch
before Indianapolis curve. The witnesses are not entirely sure what Bonnier
hit first, the Ferrari or the barrier, but the Lola went over the barrier
and into the trees killing Bonnier.
This tragedy left the Matras without any serious opposition. Despite an
unscheduled pit stop, the car of Ganley and Cevert was still leading when
Ganley got hit in the tail by a Chevrolet Corvette. This gave the lead to
Henri Pescarolo and Graham Hill. The David Hobbs/Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Matra 660 was stopped with transmission problems.
The Matra 670 "Short Tail" piloted by Pescarolo and Hill took first place,
and the 670 "Long Tail" driven by Cevert and Ganley finished second. This
was the first victory of a French car since 1950, and made Graham Hill the
first, and so far only, driver to win the Triple Crown of the Indianapolis
500, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Formula One World Championship.
With such notable results at the top, the third position of the Porsche
908L driven by Reinhold Joest, Michel Weber and Mario Casoni that was
mainly the result of careful preparation by Joest and his team was largely
unnoticed, yet remarkable.
Rebuilding an Icon - The Corvette Part 1/5
This is a documentary all about the development of the C6 Corvette. This
includes footage of the C6 in testing at the Nurburgring, Autobahn and the
GM proving ground. This documentary also includes the Corvette Fan Club and
car spy photographer Jim Dunn. All credit goes to Discovery Channel. I have
just taken the liberty to get this from an old video tape and upload it.