Lemans 24 Speed Racer – 24 Hours of Le Mans 2017 Full Highlights – Video Source: RaceComp
The Lemans 24 Tribute Watercolour Print
LeMans 24 Speed Racer from Chas Sinklier, aka VivaChas paints a special edition once in awhile. This is the one for this year! The 24 Hours of LeMans is the Original DaVinci! There can be only one and Le Mans is it! Did you know in French that’s 24 Heures du Mans? Yeh! That’s French you know! Anyway this is a Watercolour tribute to the Sports Car Endurance Racing Center of the known Universe. LeMans has been an active racing venue since 1923. It’s Arguably the most prestigious auto race in the world! And it has the nickname of – The Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency. If you’re a LeMans Fan get this bewdy while it’s still at these low prices. Come the new year is the price increase. What better time to snatch a bargain of a durable print of this watercolor. ~;0) VivaChas!
Road Racing Adventures!
Here’s a link to the type of racing we see most here in the Texas Hill Country! I call it Cobra Arrested Development! – Go have a look! We’ll save your place here. ~;0) – And here a link to an article about an endurance run in the Cobra that posed for the watercolour done for this LeMans article. Shelby Cobra Before the Storm high speed run down from the High Plains into the Cowboy Capitol Bandera, Texas!
First – What’s a Sports Car?
Want to start an argument among car lovers? Get a group to define a sports car. Usually that’s a two-seater with rear-wheel drive. Capable of going a hundred miles per hour is another point. And some insist that they have a standard transmission! Watch this video for some perspective on the subject. Video Source: King Rose Archives
Automobile Club de l’Ouest
The LeMans 24 is organized by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO). And the race runs on the Circuit de la Sarthe. That legendary course boasts a mix of closed public roads and a specialised racing circuit. There racing teams have to balance speed with endurance. The grueling race tests the car and driver’s ability to race for 24 hours and stay in one piece.
LeMans 24 Endurance!
Endurance racing is all about how long a team of racing drivers can keep these exotic sports racers on the track at speed. Naturally keeping the car together for 24 hours of hard driving gauges the ride’s durability on the road. Driving Teams consist of two to four top drivers depending on the race rules. These drivers spell one another because one guy is not going to be at his or her best for 24 long hours! These long races run either to cover a set distance in laps at speed. Or they seek to cover as much distance as car and driver go flat-out for a predetermined time. All depends on the rules for that class of racing.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans Retrospective
This quick video explains LeMans 24 Perspective. Watch it if you want to know! It’s Good! Video Source: iRacing.com
The Cars of LeMans 24 Hour Racing
Sports car racing is a form of circuit auto racing with rides that have two seats and enclosed wheels. They may be purpose-built. We call that a Prototype. While some of the sports cars are modified road cars. Those are Grand Touring rides! Grand Touring always reminds me of Italy for some reason. Could it be because Fair Italia creates so many great GTs. That G and T naturally stands for Grand Touring. Nothing at all to do with Gin and Tonic. Had to explain that for me uncle Trevor. He’ll be reading this article down at the local later today. He’s a subscriber to the newsletter. Thus he doesn’t miss a post from his fave nephew! That’s yours truly. ~;0)
In All Fairness!
Yeh in all fairness there are other 24 hour races. Yet there is only one LeMans 24! Have a go at this video touting the Nürburgring as the ultimate 24 hour race track event. Watch the video. You decide! Let us know what you think! Video Source: WTF1
Extreme Racing at the 24 Hours of Daytona!
Yeh they race a 24 Hours at Daytona Speedway in the States! The Track is short! You can see the whole race from the grandstands. Not my favorite race or track. But it is Extreme Racing! Have a Go at this Video Highlighting the 24 Hours of Daytona. Got an opinion on this one? Let us know. Comments are invited below this article. Video Source: IndyNASCAR 2017
LeMans 24 Wore Me Out!
That’s right! All these 24 Hour Races have left me exhausted – Haa! So what have we learned? Firstly, LeMans 24 is the oldest continuously running auto race circuit as I mentioned above. But! – LeMans did miss some years for something called World War II! Generally though they’ve kept at it the longest. Secondly, we discovered that the famous German race course Nürburgring features a 24 hour race. That track is known as the Green Monster because it’s in the woods and it’s a long, long way around. Hard on cars it is! Thirdly, we watched highlights of the 24 hours at Daytona Raceway. It’s action-packed all right before the grandstands. There are other 24 endurance races but these are the Big Three.
So There You Have It!
Yeh! – There you have it! That’s the story for this week. Lemans 24 Speed Racer Tribute – a quick gander at one or two spectacular racetracks. And the Sports Cars that trod that turf! – Sign up for the VivaChas Newsletter and you’ll never miss a post. And like the VivaChas Face Book page. It’s a Go! – Hey! – Bookmark this site so you can find your way back without typing in the URL! – Haa!
Get Out There and Cruise! ~;0) VivaChas!