Le Mans: The Ford & Matra Years 1966-74




This volume covers post-war stories from Le Mans from 1966 through 1974. During these years Ford won four years in succession with the Gt40, followed by Porsche 917 in 1970 and 1971 and Matra-Simca took the final three years honours. Annual race summaries and detailed results are by Anders Clausager. This Le Mans history, so evocative because the reports of this famous 24-hour race are on-the-spot, topical accounts published in the leading motor journals at the time each race was recently concluded, and include the exciting period when, for a full 24 hours, racing was at the pitch of that in other formulae, with speeds of those pure racing cars, more or less, reaching some 200 mph down the long Mulsanne straight.