Porsches took the first three places in the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race that ended on Sunday (14 June).
GV Track marshal waves flag with broken down car No. 38 in B/G. (Alfa-Zeccoli & Facetti) (2 shots)
GV Cars past
MV Car No. 22 (Porsche-Dobbs & Hailwood) crashed into back of car No. 38
SV Cars past with second car broken down
MV Car 23 past (winner Porsche-Hermann & Attwood)
CU Car No. 3 (Porsche-Larrousse & Kauhsen) second place past
MV Car NO. 67 Porsche (Dechaumel & Parot) broken down
GV Cars past at night
SV PAN Spectators at night refreshment stand (2 shots)
GV Cars round circuit at night (2 shots)
CU Car No. 23 round bend
SV Car No. 23 past & wins (2 shots)
CU Car No. 23 followed by Car No. 3 into pits
CU & SV Winners in victory parade (2 shots)
Initials SAW/CT/OS SAW/CT/BB
SPORT: MOTOR RACING
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Background: Porsches took the first three places in the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race that ended on Sunday (14 June). The winning car was driven by Dick Attwood and Hans Herrmann and gave Porsche its first-even victory in the sports car classic.
The victory of the West German cars shattered the hopes of the Italian Ferraris, and the winning car averaged nearly 192 kph (119 mph) for the race.
Almost continual rain made the driving extremely difficult and many entries dropped out after accidents or mechanical breakdowns. The race was marred by a pre-dawn accident in which a race marshal was killed after the Ferrari of Belgian Jackie Ickx skidded off the track. Second place went to the Porsche driven by Gerard Larrousse and Willy Kauhsen with a three litre Porsche 908 driven by Rudolf Lins and Helmut Marko in third position.