• Short Summary

    Jackie Jacky Ickx and Jack Oliver win 24 hour race at Le Mans.

  • Description

    No title. 24 hour race at Le Mans, France. British Ford GT40 wins.

    L/S famous running start of the Le Mans 24-hour race. L/S as cars accelerate into the race. Various shots cars racing round circuit. L/S race, smoke in distance at scene of British driver John Woolfe's fatal crash. More shots of race.

    Various night shots of coming round bend with headlights on. Various shots cars racing during early morning, they pass wrecks of cars that have crashed during the night, including a wrecked Porsche. Various shots of race. Car No. 6, the Ford GT40, passes finishing line, pan with it. L/S crowds surrounding winning car with driving team on top. Zoom in to M/S winning team on top of the car; racing drivers Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver.


    Amendment February 2012: A visitor to the website has provided more information. The wrecked Porsche is the Number 66 Porsche 911 of Jean Egreteaud.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2211.10
    Media URN:
    57316
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1969
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:19:00 / 01:45:22:00
    Canister:
    69/50

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The race took place on 14 and 15 June 1969.

    "a wrecked Porsche" - that's number 66, the Porsche 911T of Jean Egreteaud and Raymond Lopez. (That replaces my earlier amendment currently at the bottom of the shots list).

    Amongst other identifiable cars are;

    At 00:17, car 18 is the Ferrari 312P Coupe of Pedro Rodriguez and David Piper.

    Also seen at 00:17, car 14 is the Porsche 917 LH of Rolf Stommelen and Kurt Ahrens.

    At 00:22, car 12 is the Porsche 917 LH of Vic Elford and Richard Attwood.

    At 00:24 number 42 is the POrsche 911T of Andre Wicky and Edgar Berney.

    At 00:31 car 31 is the Alpine A220/68 Renault of Jean-Pierre Nicolas and Jean-Luc Therier.

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