Museum of the Le Mans 24 Hours

Scenes from the 2008 “Le Mans Classic” motor race

During the winter the Motor Museum at the racing circuit of Le Mans has been refurbished – it reopens on the 29th April 2009 under its new guise as the”Musée des 24 Heures”, having previously been called the “Musée Automobile de la Sarthe”.

New cars, an extended section devoted to former Le Mans 24 Hours racers, state of the art race simulators and a complete makeover of the main halls have transformed the museum, which is located next to the main entrance to the Bugatti race circuit.

The exhibits include previous Le Mans winners such as the 3-litre Bentley from 1930s, the Ferrari 166 from 1949 which made Ferrari’s name, the Ford GT40 which won 4 consecutive years from 1966, the Porsche 917 “long tail” from 1971 and many more, including every winner since 1998.

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