Le Mans: Evolution of a Legend


There are few races in the world as totemic as Le Mans. You can talk about iconography if you like, but it’s a hackneyed word.

The 24 Heures Du Mans is without question the single most famous race in the world. Over it’s period of evolution from informal gathering of engineering nutcases in 1923 though to international testing ground of automotive technology, Gallic Glastonbury of the petrol head and bonkers annual festival of all things racing – there has been a graphic and aesthetic evolution that has gone hand-in-hand with the developments on track.

And of course, there is something quintessentially French about the greatest endurance race in the world that is irreducible to the flag-waving, the flypasts and the other quirky, stoic traditions that make the event the unique festival it remains.

Enjoy the evolution of a legend.