Le Mans Story, 2013 edition, takes place in mid summer. Consider this as the yearly alternative of Peter Autos’ Le Mans Classic event. Back to the past, you can revive the vintage atmosphere there too. Except that the drivers don’t focus on being competitive but come for a more casual trackday-like week-end. No celebrities either. They are also limited to the permanent variation track, that is Le Bugatti.
Don’t think this event to be insignificant though. Even if the affluence is far from the famous round-the-clock event, it brings more than 8000 spectators. Each actual category gathers appealing rarities. Either it be seventies GTs and prototypes, to be compared to the LMP1/2, Lotus, Formula 3 Classics, Formula Ford, Group 2 Tourism… Some lucky folks to parade before each session with their club.
Next year, after Le Mans Story 2013 closes its doors, the next edition will be celebrating an icon and a success. The 50th anniversary of Caroll Shelby’s AC Cobra Daytona 24 hours of Le Mans GT 3.0L win. Dan Gurney behind the steering wheel, who got an overall win in 1967 with another american glory: Ford GT40.
Need more fuel? See the review of Le Mans’ 24h historic celebration in Montlhéry.