Just mentioning “Le Mans” is enough to prick up the ears of any motor racing enthusiast, so the opportunity to re-live past glories and view cars dating from 1923 to 1979 racing again on the famous Le Mans circuit is one not to be missed. A Retrospective of one of the most mythical races in the world and the largest European car club gathering, the Le Mans Classic, has taken place every other year since 2002.
In 2022, 8,500 classic cars and around 195,000 sports car enthusiasts descended upon Le Mans to witness more than 550 competing cars, all of which had participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans between 1923 & 1979. They were divided, according to their age, into 6 grids, to take part in the race. In Le Mans tradition, the start is on the Saturday at 15:00hrs and finishing on Sunday at 15:00hrs and a traditional Le Mans-style start precedes the formation lap.