Jun 14

the 24 Hours of Le Mans Car Race

Spirit of Le Mans
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Ford GT40 #9 Scalextric 1968
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"Lotta people go through life doing things badly. Racing's important to men who do it well. When you're racing, it's life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting." ~ Steve McQueen as Michael Delaney, Le Mans (1971)

This tartan was inspired by the annual sports car races in Le Mans, France, and in particular those races that took place during the 1960s.  Le Mans is often called the most grueling race in the world, involving a 24 hour tour through the French countryside.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans (French: 24 Heures du Mans) is the world's oldest active sports car race in endurance racing, held annually since 1923near the town of Le MansFrance.  It is one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world and has been called the "Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency".  The event represents one leg of the Triple Crown of Motorsport; other events being the Indianapolis 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix.

For more on this year's race, click the vintage racing car from 1968.

And for more on the legendary Ecurie Ecoss 1956 D-Type Jaguar, chassis XKD 501, the only Le Mans-winning C- or D-Type to have survived intact, click here.

Officially registered tartan graphics on this site courtesy of The Scottish Tartans Authority.  Other tartans from talented tartan artists may also be featured.

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