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#1 Louism

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Posted 20 August 2022 - 19:18

The 24 Hours of Le Mans Centenary Trophy was revealed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Saturday 20 August. The unveiling of this unique piece made by the Monnaie de Paris – the Paris Mint –, and supported by Rolex, marks the start of the centenary celebrations!

 

https://youtu.be/lxcp1MlnJOw


Edited by Louism, 20 August 2022 - 19:19.


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#2 Tim Murray

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Posted 21 August 2022 - 05:12

I was tickled by the comment in the film clip that Tom Kristensen has currently won 10% of all Le Mans 24 Hour races.

#3 Glengavel

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Posted 21 August 2022 - 07:17

Tom Kristensen, put on a decent pair of shoes for pity's sake!



#4 john aston

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Posted 21 August 2022 - 08:15

I have to confess that Pebble Beach and its ilk bring out the class warrior in me , and as far as I am concerned, Tom's sartorial infelicity is only to be welcomed .  



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Posted 21 August 2022 - 10:12

Tom’s lounge suit / footwear combo is uber-trendy and thus essential to attracting a younger, fashion-conscious (-victim) audience.  

 

I was bemused to see that someone revived such a toxic brand name as Delorean. Do potential buyers only know of the name through the film ‘Back to the future’ and know nothing of the back story?

 

Nice, though, to see that Bugatti on stage - the one of whose existence Jaguar’s lawyers seemed to be totally unaware when claiming that the idea of a sports car without separate mudguards was born with the C Type…

 

That’s my day’s worth of cynicism expelled in one go…

 

( Tongue now removed from cheek )



#6 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 21 August 2022 - 15:27

The 24 Hours of Le Mans Centenary Trophy was revealed at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Saturday 20 August. The unveiling of this unique piece made by the Monnaie de Paris – the Paris Mint –, and supported by Rolex, marks the start of the centenary celebrations!

 

https://youtu.be/lxcp1MlnJOw

Who is the master of ceremonies in the video?



#7 Louism

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Posted 21 August 2022 - 16:12

Justin Bell...son of who you know.

Nine times Le Mans 24 Hours, one podium in 1995 with the Harrods' McLaren.


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#8 Doug Nye

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Posted 21 August 2022 - 16:13

Lovely Bugatti, of course one of the rare French winners of their great race...    :cool:

 

(Only joking Louis. :blush: )



#9 Glengavel

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Posted 21 August 2022 - 16:40

I have to confess that Pebble Beach and its ilk bring out the class warrior in me , and as far as I am concerned, Tom's sartorial infelicity is only to be welcomed .  

 

In that context, I heartily agree.



#10 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 21 August 2022 - 19:25

Justin Bell...son of who you know.

Nine times Le Mans 24 Hours, one podium in 1995 with the Harrods' McLaren.

Thanks.  I thought so but it’s been a while since I’ve seen him and he didn’t seem as animated as usual.  I thought I heard someone call him Derek, and at first I wondered if it might be Derek Hill sporting an English accent.    ;)



#11 Tim Murray

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Posted 21 August 2022 - 20:33

I too heard him addressed as Derek, which confused me mightily.

#12 Jack-the-Lad

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Posted 21 August 2022 - 20:39

I too heard him addressed as Derek, which confused me mightily.

Thanks for confirming that I’m not “hearing things.”    ;)



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Posted 22 August 2022 - 06:30

Thanks.  I thought so but it’s been a while since I’ve seen him and he didn’t seem as animated as usual.  I thought I heard someone call him Derek, and at first I wondered if it might be Derek Hill sporting an English accent.    ;)

Justin had some health issues last year that may have slowed him up a little.

 

Aside from his third place finish in '95, we should also salute his LM GT2 win at La Sarthe in '98.



#14 Louism

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Posted 13 September 2022 - 09:07

The Goodwood Revival will be the second stage of the Le Mans 24 Hours Centenary Trophy.


Edited by Louism, 13 September 2022 - 09:28.