For the first time in Germany an exhibition presented the topic of the 24 Hours of Le Mans independently from brands. Automuseum PROTOTYP honored the oldest endurance race in Europe. In 2009, the 24 Hours of Le Mans were organized for the 77th time since 1923.

The history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans

These historic vehicles from different eras brought the racing history alive and told stories that make the race at the Sarthe circuit in Le Mans so special:

  • 1928 Bentley 4½ Liter
  • 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM
  • 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Berlinetta Aerodinamica Le Mans
  • 1938 Deutsch-Bonnet DB2
  • 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W 194)
  • 1955 Jaguar D-Type
  • 1964 René Bonnet Aerodjet
  • 1965 Ford GT 40 P Mk I
  • 1970 Porsche 908/02
  • 1971 Porsche 917 Kurzheck
  • 1996 Porsche 911 GT1
  • 2006 Audi R10 TDI

At the opening of the special exhibition on the 28th of November 2009 we could welcome famous guests like the race driver Tom Kristensen, Kurt Ahrens and Hans Hermann, race organizer Peter Falk, Hans Mezger, designer of the Prosche 917 engine, and the Porsche drivers Norbert Singer and Manfred Jantke.

See also
The special exhibition about racing driver Bernd Rosemeyer.


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