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Le Mans 24 Hours 1960-69: The official history of the world’s greatest motor race – book review

This is one of a series of albums that each look at a separate decade of the Le Mans 24 Hour race and, as the title indicates, this one revisits the years 1960 to 1969.

The book therefore covers one of the most significant transitions, that of front engine to mid engine, and also of the Ford versus Ferrari battles of the mid years of that decade.

Each year is alocated around 30 pages of text and photos with all of the significant sub plots highlighted, including some of the rarities and unsung heros getting a mention. The range of pictures is excellent with both black & white and colour shots included and the captions are well done too.

The entry lists and results tables come from the organiser and so are accurate even down to some of the less familiar designations and this provides an important reference for historians (contemporary reports were not always complete or accurate).

It is a big book and well worth owning if you have an interst in this era. The reference sections are very useful, but the photos make this a book that you can pick up and browse through at any time. At £40 it isn’t cheap, but worth every penny. However, clicking on the link below can bring you the book at at much more advantageous price.

Le Mans 24 Hours 1960-69: The official history of the world’s greatest motor race (24 Heures Du Mans)


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