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100 years of a legendary race:
The 24 Hours of Le Mans

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Roger-Viollet | 674186 | 24 Hours of Le Mans. D.B. Panhard driven by Louis Cornet and René Cotton. Le Mans (France), June 1959. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
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24 Hours of Le Mans. D.B. Panhard driven by Louis Cornet and René Cotton. Le Mans (France), June [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1077246 | Start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 1939. Bugatti 57 C (driven by J. P. Wimille who won the race), Talbot T 26 (number 3), Talbot T 26 SS Figoni (number 4) and Lagonda V 12 (from left to right). | © Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
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Start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 1939. Bugatti 57 C (driven by J. P. Wimille who won the race), [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 363922 | The 24 hours of Le Mans (Sarthe). C. Shelby, winner in Aston Martin and D. Brown, car manufacturer (G.B.). Wearing a white suit, Salvadori, navigator, on June 22, 1959. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
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The 24 hours of Le Mans (Sarthe). C. Shelby, winner in Aston Martin and D. Brown, car manufacturer [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 307152 | 24 Hours of Le Mans. Paul Frère (1917-2008), Belgian racing driver, finished second in an Aston Martin DBR1, with Maurice Trintignant. Le Mans (France), June 20-21, 1959. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
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24 Hours of Le Mans. Paul Frère (1917-2008), Belgian racing driver, finished second in an Aston [...]
Roger-Viollet | 371222 | Henry Ford II Junior (1917-1987), American industrial. Le Mans (Sarthe), 1966. | © Noa / Roger-Viollet
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Henry Ford II Junior (1917-1987), American industrial. Le Mans (Sarthe), 1966.
Roger-Viollet | 500934 | The 24 heures du Mans (France), in 1934. Austin Seven (ahead) and an Amilcar. | © Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
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The 24 heures du Mans (France), in 1934. Austin Seven (ahead) and an Amilcar.
 
Roger-Viollet | 521513 | 1980 24 Hours of Le Mans. Porsche 908/80 driven by J. Ickx (2nd at the finish) and the Rondeau M.379 B driven by Pescarolo and Ragnotti. | © Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
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1980 24 Hours of Le Mans. Porsche 908/80 driven by J. Ickx (2nd at the finish) and the Rondeau [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 519141 | 24 Hours of Le Mans. Spectactors. Le Mans (France), June 20-21, 1959. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
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24 Hours of Le Mans. Spectactors. Le Mans (France), June 20-21, 1959.
Roger-Viollet | 547804 | The 24 heures du Mans (Sarthe), 1926. O.M. driven by Nando Minoia in the hairpin bend of Pontlieue. | © Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
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The 24 heures du Mans (Sarthe), 1926. O.M. driven by Nando Minoia in the hairpin bend of Pontlieue.
 
Roger-Viollet | 582721 | The 24 Hours of Le Mans (Sarthe). June 22, 1959. On the left : Oldsmobile car. | © Bernard Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
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The 24 Hours of Le Mans (Sarthe). June 22, 1959. On the left : Oldsmobile car.
 
Roger-Viollet | 876852 | Raymond Sommer (1906-1950), French racing driver, winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans | © Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
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Raymond Sommer (1906-1950), French racing driver, winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Roger-Viollet | 954269 | Henry Ford II (1917-1987), American industrialist. Racing circuit of the  24 Heures du Mans  (France), 1966. | © Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet
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Henry Ford II (1917-1987), American industrialist. Racing circuit of the "24 Heures du Mans" [...]
Roger-Viollet | 1062203 | 24 Hours of Le Mans. Bentley  Sport  (n° 3) driven by Dudley Benjafield (1887-1957) and Sammy Davis (1887-1981), British car drivers, winners of the race. Le Mans (France), 1927. | © Albert Harlingue / Roger-Viollet
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24 Hours of Le Mans. Bentley "Sport" (n° 3) driven by Dudley Benjafield (1887-1957) and Sammy Davis [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1247662 | The  24 Heures du Mans  1978. Jacky Ickx (b. 1945), Belgian race car driver, at the pit stop inside his Porsche 936/78. Le Mans, June 10-11, 1978. Photograph by Bernard Charlet (1936-2019). Acetate. France-Soir collection. Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Bernard Charlet / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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The "24 Heures du Mans" 1978. Jacky Ickx (b. 1945), Belgian race car driver, at the pit stop inside [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1248491 | The 24 Heures du Mans 1978. Jacky Ickx (b. 1945), Belgian race car driver. Photograph by Bernard Charlet (1936-2019). Le Mans, June 10-11, 1978. Acetate. France-Soir collection. Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Bernard Charlet / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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The 24 Heures du Mans 1978. Jacky Ickx (b. 1945), Belgian race car driver. Photograph by Bernard [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1248520 | 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans. Porsche 936/78 car driven by Bob Wollek (1943-2001), Jürgen Barth (born in 1947) and Jacky Ickx (born in 1945) and second car driven by Henri Pescarolo (born in 1942) and Jochen Mass (born in 1946), at the pit stop. Le Mans (France), on June 10-11, 1978. Photograph by Bernard Charlet (1936-2019) from the collections of the French newspaper  France-Soir . Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Bernard Charlet / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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1978 24 Hours of Le Mans. Porsche 936/78 car driven by Bob Wollek (1943-2001), Jürgen Barth (born [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1248616 | The  24 Heures du Mans  1978. Finish of the  24 Heures  with victory for Didier Pironi (1952-1987) and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud (1937-2021), French race car drivers. Le Mans, June 10-11, 1978. Acetate photograph by Bernard Charlet (1936-2019). France-Soir collection. Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Bernard Charlet / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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The "24 Heures du Mans" 1978. Finish of the "24 Heures" with victory for Didier Pironi (1952-1987) [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1374481 | 1972 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans). Lola T280 car driven by Joakim Bonnier, Gérard Larrousse and Gijs van Lennep, at the pit stop. Photograph by Bernard Charlet (1936-2019), from the collections of the French newspaper  France-Soir . Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Bernard Charlet / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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1972 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans). Lola T280 car driven by Joakim Bonnier, Gérard [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1374499 | 1974 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans). Jean-Pierre Jabouille (1942-2023), French racing driver. Photograph by Bernard Charlet (1936-2019), from the collections of the French newspaper  France-Soir . Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Bernard Charlet / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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1974 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans). Jean-Pierre Jabouille (1942-2023), French racing [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1374523 | 1982 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans). Mario Andretti (born in 1940) and his son Michael Andretti (born in 1962), American racing drivers. Photograph by Bernard Charlet (1936-2019), from the collections of the French newspaper  France-Soir . Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Bernard Charlet / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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1982 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans). Mario Andretti (born in 1940) and his son Michael [...]
Roger-Viollet | 1374526 | 1982 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans). Rondeau M382 car driven by Jean-Pierre Jaussaud (1937-2021) and Henri Pescarolo (born in 1942). Photograph by Bernard Charlet (1936-2019), from the collections of the French newspaper  France-Soir . Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Bernard Charlet / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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1982 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans). Rondeau M382 car driven by Jean-Pierre Jaussaud [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1374527 | Start of the 1982 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans). Photograph by Bernard Charlet (1936-2019), from the collections of the French newspaper  France-Soir . Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Bernard Charlet / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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Start of the 1982 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans). Photograph by Bernard Charlet [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1376405 | 24 Hours of Le Mans motor race (24 Heures du Mans). Jean-Pierre Beltoise (1937-2015), French racing driver, at the stand of the team  Matra Elf . Le Mans (France), on June 15, 1969. Photograph by André Perlstein (born in 1942). | © André Perlstein / Roger-Viollet
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24 Hours of Le Mans motor race (24 Heures du Mans). Jean-Pierre Beltoise (1937-2015), French racing [...]
Roger-Viollet | 1376505 | 24 Heures du Mans (24 Hours of Le Mans). Robin Widdows (born in 1942), British racing driver, and Nanni Galli (1940-2019), Italian racing driver, driving a Matra Simca MS 630 / 650. Le Mans (France), 1969. Photograph by André Perlstein (born in 1942). | © André Perlstein / Roger-Viollet
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24 Heures du Mans (24 Hours of Le Mans). Robin Widdows (born in 1942), British racing driver, and [...]
Roger-Viollet | 1383996 | 24 Hours of Le Mans. Johnny Hallyday (1943-2017), French singer and actor, with Jo Schlesser (1928-1968), French racing driver from the Ford team. Le Mans (France), on June 7, 1967. Photograph by Michel Pansu, from the collections of the French newspaper  France-Soir . Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Michel Pansu / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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24 Hours of Le Mans. Johnny Hallyday (1943-2017), French singer and actor, with Jo Schlesser [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1383998 | 24 Hours of Le Mans 1967. The Ford Mk IV racing car of A. J. Foyt and Dan Gurney. Le Mans (France), on June 10 1967. Photograph by Michel Pansu, from the collections of the French newspaper  France-Soir . Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Michel Pansu / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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24 Hours of Le Mans 1967. The Ford Mk IV racing car of A. J. Foyt and Dan Gurney. Le Mans (France), [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1383997 | Essais des 24 Heures du Mans 1967. Chaparral 2F des pilotes américains Bob Johnson et Bruce Jennings. Le Mans (Sarthe), 7 juin 1967. Photographie de Michel Pansu. Fonds France-Soir. Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Michel Pansu / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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Essais des 24 Heures du Mans 1967. Chaparral 2F des pilotes américains Bob Johnson et Bruce [...]
Roger-Viollet | 1384014 | 24 Hours of Le Mans 1967. Alpine A210 racing car of Henri Grandsire and José Rosinski. Le Mans (France), on June 8, 1967. Photograph by Michel Pansu, from the collections of the French newspaper  France-Soir . Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Michel Pansu / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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24 Hours of Le Mans 1967. Alpine A210 racing car of Henri Grandsire and José Rosinski. Le Mans [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1384016 | 24 Hours of Le Mans 1967. The Porsche 907 racing car of Jo Siffer and Hans Herrmann (n°41). Le Mans (France), on June 8, 1967. Photograph by Michel Pansu, from the collections of the French newspaper  France-Soir . Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Michel Pansu / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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24 Hours of Le Mans 1967. The Porsche 907 racing car of Jo Siffer and Hans Herrmann (n°41). Le Mans [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1384061 | 24 Hours of Le Mans 1967. Jean-Pierre Jaussaud (1937-2021) and Henri Pescarolo (born in 1942), French racing drivers, in their Matra MS630. Le Mans (France), on June 9, 1967. Photograph by Michel Pansu, from the collections of the French newspaper  France-Soir . Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Michel Pansu / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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24 Hours of Le Mans 1967. Jean-Pierre Jaussaud (1937-2021) and Henri Pescarolo (born in 1942), [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1384068 | 24 Hours of Le Mans 1967. The Ford GT40 Lightweight racing car of Jacky Ickx and Brian Muir (n°15), followed by the Ford Mk IV car of Dan Gurney and A. J. Foyt (n°1). Le Mans (France), on June 10 1967. Photograph by Michel Pansu, from the collections of the French newspaper  France-Soir . Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Michel Pansu / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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24 Hours of Le Mans 1967. The Ford GT40 Lightweight racing car of Jacky Ickx and Brian Muir (n°15), [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1384079 | 24 Hours of Le Mans 1967. The Ferrari 330 P4 racing car of Willy Mairesse and Jean Blaton (n°24), the Ferrari 330 P4 car of Ludovico Scarfiotti and Mike Parkes (n°21), and the Ford Mk IV car of Denny Hulme and Lloyd Ruby (n°4). Le Mans (France), on June 10, 1967. Photograph by Michel Pansu, from the collections of the French newspaper  France-Soir . Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Michel Pansu / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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24 Hours of Le Mans 1967. The Ferrari 330 P4 racing car of Willy Mairesse and Jean Blaton (n°24), [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1384091 | 24 Hours of Le Mans 1967. The Lola T70 Mk III racing car of John Surtees and David Hobbs. Le Mans (France), on June 11, 1967. Photograph by Michel Pansu, from the collections of the French newspaper  France-Soir . Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Michel Pansu / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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24 Hours of Le Mans 1967. The Lola T70 Mk III racing car of John Surtees and David Hobbs. Le Mans [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1384096 | 24 Hours of Le Mans 1967. The Porsche 907 racing car of Jochen Neerpasch (n°38), followed by the car of Joe Buzzetta and Udo Schütz (n°39). Le Mans (France), on June 10, 1967. Photograph by Michel Pansu, from the collections of the French newspaper  France-Soir . Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Michel Pansu / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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24 Hours of Le Mans 1967. The Porsche 907 racing car of Jochen Neerpasch (n°38), followed by the [...]
Roger-Viollet | 1384112 | 24 Hours of Le Mans 1967. CD SP66C racing car of André Guilhaudin and Alain Bertaut. Le Mans (France), on June 11, 1967. Photograph by Michel Pansu, from the collections of the French newspaper  France-Soir . Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Michel Pansu / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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24 Hours of Le Mans 1967. CD SP66C racing car of André Guilhaudin and Alain Bertaut. Le Mans [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1384117 | Spectateurs lors des 24 Heures du Mans 1967. Le Mans (Sarthe), 10 juin 1967. Photographie de Michel Pansu. Fonds France-Soir. Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Michel Pansu / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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Spectateurs lors des 24 Heures du Mans 1967. Le Mans (Sarthe), 10 juin 1967. Photographie de Michel [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1384122 | 24 Hours of Le Mans 1967. Chaparral 2F racing car of Phil Hill and Mike Spence. Le Mans (France), on June 10, 1967. Photograph by Michel Pansu, from the collections of the French newspaper  France-Soir . Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Michel Pansu / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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24 Hours of Le Mans 1967. Chaparral 2F racing car of Phil Hill and Mike Spence. Le Mans (France), [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1384129 | 24 Heures du Mans 1967. Ludovico Scarfiotti (1933-1968), pilote automobile italien de l'équipe Ferrari. Le Mans (Sarthe), 10 juin 1967. Photo de Michel Pansu. Fonds France-Soir. Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Michel Pansu / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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24 Heures du Mans 1967. Ludovico Scarfiotti (1933-1968), pilote automobile italien de l'équipe [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1384130 | 24 Hours of Le Mans 1967. The Ford Mk IV racing car of Denny Hulme and Lloyd Ruby. Le Mans (France), on June 10 1967. Photograph by Michel Pansu, from the collections of the French newspaper  France-Soir . Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Michel Pansu / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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24 Hours of Le Mans 1967. The Ford Mk IV racing car of Denny Hulme and Lloyd Ruby. Le Mans [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1384134 | 24 Hours of Le Mans 1967. The Ferrari 330 P4 racing car of Günter Klass and Peter Sutcliffe. Le Mans (France), on June 10, 1967. Photograph by Michel Pansu, from the collections of the French newspaper  France-Soir . Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Michel Pansu / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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24 Hours of Le Mans 1967. The Ferrari 330 P4 racing car of Günter Klass and Peter Sutcliffe. Le [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1399142 | Europe, France, Pays-de-la-Loire, Sarthe, Mulsanne. Peugeot 908 HDI FAP on the circuit during the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2008. | © Archives Terre Blanche / Roger-Viollet
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Europe, France, Pays-de-la-Loire, Sarthe, Mulsanne. Peugeot 908 HDI FAP on the circuit during the [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1399143 | Europe, France, Pays-de-la-Loire, Sarthe, Mulsanne. Peugeot 908 HDI FAP on the circuit during the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2008. | © Archives Terre Blanche / Roger-Viollet
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Europe, France, Pays-de-la-Loire, Sarthe, Mulsanne. Peugeot 908 HDI FAP on the circuit during the [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1411411 | Course automobile. Les 24 heures du Mans (Sarthe), 28 septembre 1968 Photographie de Claude Champinot et Claude Vignal. Fonds France Soir. Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Champinot, Vignal / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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Course automobile. Les 24 heures du Mans (Sarthe), 28 septembre 1968 Photographie de Claude [...]
Roger-Viollet | 1384153 | 24 Heures du Mans 1967. Bruce McLaren (1937-1970), pilote automobile néo-zélandais. Le Mans (Sarthe), 10 juin 1967. Photographie de Michel Pansu. Fonds France-Soir. Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris. | © Michel Pansu / Fonds France-Soir / BHVP / Roger-Viollet
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24 Heures du Mans 1967. Bruce McLaren (1937-1970), pilote automobile néo-zélandais. Le Mans [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1401605 | Europe, France, Pays-de-la-Loire, Sarthe, Mulsanne. Peugeot 302 Darl'mat of Daniel Porthault and Louis Rigal during the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1937. | © Archives Terre Blanche / Roger-Viollet
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Europe, France, Pays-de-la-Loire, Sarthe, Mulsanne. Peugeot 302 Darl'mat of Daniel Porthault and [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1399144 | Europe, France, Pays-de-la-Loire, Sarthe, Mulsanne. Peugeot 908 HDI FAP on the circuit during the 24 hours of Le Mans in 2008. | © Archives Terre Blanche / Roger-Viollet
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Europe, France, Pays-de-la-Loire, Sarthe, Mulsanne. Peugeot 908 HDI FAP on the circuit during the [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1401604 | Europe, France, Pays-de-la-Loire, Sarthe, Mulsanne. Charles de Cortanze, Maurice Serre, Jean Pujol, Marcel Contet, Daniel Porthault and Louis Rigal seated in their Peugeot 302 Darl'mat during the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1937. | © Archives Terre Blanche / Roger-Viollet
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Europe, France, Pays-de-la-Loire, Sarthe, Mulsanne. Charles de Cortanze, Maurice Serre, Jean Pujol, [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1400880 | Europe, France, Pays de la Loire, Sarthe, Mulsanne. Peugeot 302 Darl'Mat from drivers Jean Pujol, Marcel Contet, Charles de Cortanze, Maurice Serre, Daniel Porthault and Louis Rigal on the 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit in 1937. | © Archives Terre Blanche / Roger-Viollet
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Europe, France, Pays de la Loire, Sarthe, Mulsanne. Peugeot 302 Darl'Mat from drivers Jean Pujol, [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1399354 | Europe, France, Pays-de-la-Loire, Sarthe, Mulsanne. Driver aboard a Peugeot 905 during the 24 hours of Le Mans in the 90s. | © Archives Terre Blanche / Roger-Viollet
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Europe, France, Pays-de-la-Loire, Sarthe, Mulsanne. Driver aboard a Peugeot 905 during the 24 hours [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 1401635 | Cars running in front of bleachers during the 24 heures du Mans in 1958. | © Archives Terre Blanche / Roger-Viollet
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Cars running in front of bleachers during the 24 heures du Mans in 1958.