Silverstone Museum is celebrating 100 Years of Le Mans this June with an exclusive exhibition featuring iconic cars, memorabilia and stories.
From 5th – 25th June the museum is shining a spotlight on the world’s most renowned endurance race, marking Le Mans’ momentous milestone with its exciting exhibition, showcasing incredible cars and famous stories celebrating a century of this legendary sports car race.
Visitors to the museum will be able to get up close to some unique cars on display, for a limited time only, which include the twice-winning 1987 Porsche 962, the 2005 Aston Martin DBR9, a 2010 LMP2 Lola Coupe and 1953 Le Mans Austin Healey 100.
Rachel James, Head of Marketing at Silverstone Museum, said:
“We are thrilled to unveil our exciting exhibition celebrating a century of Le Mans races which have enthralled racing fans worldwide for the past 100 years.
“We are delighted to be able to showcase a century of captivating stories, images and incredible cars to mark 100 years of Le Mans with this exclusive exhibition, which pays homage to decades of drivers and their amazing achievements.”
Motorsport fans will have the opportunity to see numerous artefacts at the exhibition, including original race programmes, plus photographs of races throughout the decades.
For more information or to book tickets please visit www.silverstonemuseum.co.uk
About The Silverstone Museum
The Silverstone Museum has over 60 hands-on exhibits where visitors can try out a wide variety of activities – from operating a wind tunnel, piloting a Wellington bomber, taking part in a pit stop and climbing into a replica Grand Prix car. Visitors can even see whether they have got what it takes to commentate on a Formula 1 Grand Prix.
In addition to the hands-on fun, the museum features some of the most iconic cars and bikes that have played a part in the 70-year history of Silverstone circuit including Mansell’s iconic “Red 5”, an E.R.A from the first ever Grand Prix held at the venue in 1948 and Barry Sheene’s 1979 Suzuki motorbike.
Rounding off a visit is a thrilling immersive film show – the ultimate lap of Silverstone – bringing together some of the circuit’s most famous racing moments with commentary from Murray Walker, Martin Brundle and David Croft.
Located in: Silverstone Circuit
Address: Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Towcester NN12 8TN, United Kingdom
What is Le Mans?
Le Mans is an annual 24-hour endurance motor race held in France since 1923. It is considered one of the most prestigious and difficult races in the world and is held at the Circuit de la Sarthe. It is part of the World Endurance Championship and features teams of two or three drivers driving specially-built cars over a fixed distance.