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Autoworld Brussels: Roaring into action – that’s a new expo on Le Mans

As from 1st April it is time to discover an unmissable exhibition dedicated to the 100 years of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

by Staff Reporter
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This is a chance to plunge into the Circuit’s universe as if you were there, an opportunity to not only revive memories but also to reconnect with the pride of having had Belgian drivers with an unrivalled talent.

Some fifteen exceptional cars have been selected to faithfully retrace the centenary of one of the most renowned endurance races.

Each one of these shares a true memento with the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

They include the Ford GT40P dating from 1966, similar to the one in the film “Le Mans 66. This one was used in the practice sessions of the renowned race in which Ford dethroned Ferrari by claiming the top 3 places.

There is also the Inaltera (1976). The name doesn’t ring a bell?

It was in fact the first car to appear under the name of its sponsor It was also the first car designed and developed by Jean Rondeau (French racing driver and car manufacturer who was the only one to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans behind the wheel of his very own creation).

It was also at the wheel of this Inaltéra that Christine, one of our Belgian racing drivers, who together with Lella Lombardi, won the “Coupe des Dames” in 1977.

There is also the Peugeot 905. Fitted with a chassis “made in” Dassault Aviation and an engine near on what was produced in Formula 1 at the time, it claimed a double in 1992 when it won the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the World Championship.

Autoworld Museum Brussels
Parc du Cinquantenaire 11
1000 Bruxelles

Image: By Alessandro Prada from LE MANS, FR – Le Mans 2011 – Race – Audi R18 TDI #2 and Peugeot 908 HDI Fap #8 and #7, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15491216

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