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Old 16th July 2008, 05:34 PM   #1
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Original GT40s at Classic Le Mans

Last weekend I went to the Classic Le Mans and decided to take a few pictures of the GT40s for GT40s.com

As my history is with Ferrari I am used to writing down chassis numbers and I assume these are also interesting in the GT40 world of enthusiast.

Please don’t start a discussion on the copyright note I added to the pictures, I just don’t like to see my pictures on any other websites or magazines/books (I kept the quality very low) without my permission.

I will do Grid 5 later this week (it’s nearly bed time and I’ll have a tackday at Zandvoort tomorrow).

Grid 4

Raceno. Driver Car Chassisno. Colour

# 5 Laidlaw / Hadfield / Schryver GT40 # 1027 dark red

The body on this GT40 was a lot lower than normal, similar like the blue Ray Bellm car (raceno. 30).

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NB. I just noticed that all the photos have been resized by the forum software, badly influencing the quality. If you like to see the better quality picture, please click on the yellow bar which is right above each photograph. I did my best to get you guys good quality shots.


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Old 16th July 2008, 05:35 PM   #2
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Re: Original GT40s at Classic Le Mans

Grid 4


Raceno. Driver Car Chassisno. Colour

# 20 Lynn GT40 # 1025 gulf blue / red

Well I do have my favourites...

A man and his machine...















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Old 16th July 2008, 05:36 PM   #3
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Raceno. Driver Car Chassisno. Colour

# 29 Hugenholtz GT40 # 1062 blue / white











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Old 16th July 2008, 05:37 PM   #4
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Raceno. Driver Car Chassisno. Colour

# 30 Bellm GT40 # 1018 blue / white

This particular GT40 has also been lowered considerably, easy to spot when you get the chance to study the cars up close.













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Old 16th July 2008, 05:39 PM   #5
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Raceno. Driver Car Chassisno. Colour

# 32 Walker / Wright GT40 # GT111 white









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Old 16th July 2008, 05:40 PM   #6
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Raceno. Driver Car Chassisno. Colour

# 33 Meins GT40 # 1070 red













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Old 16th July 2008, 05:40 PM   #7
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Re: Original GT40s at Classic Le Mans

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Raceno. Driver Car Chassisno. Colour

# 42 Lecou / Barge / Sarrazin GT40 # 1012 white / black















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Old 16th July 2008, 05:41 PM   #8
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Raceno. Driver Car Chassisno. Colour

# 44 Gläsel GT40 # 1023 dark blue / white









I will also post some more detailed shots of the different cars later.

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Old 17th July 2008, 02:42 AM   #9
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Re: Original GT40s at Classic Le Mans

The start of the race for grid 4

Grid order (1st till 5th as in the picture)

# 30 Ray Bellm # 1018

# 33 Meins # 1070

# 20 Lynn # 1025

# 44 Christian Gläsel # 1023

# 29 John Hugenholtz # 1062

Right before the start one of the mechanics came up to John Hugenholtz and said: ‘no pressure John, but I just put ffice:smarttags" border="0" alt="" onload="NcodeImageResizer.createOn(this);" />50 Pounds on you being the first away from the start’. From these five GT40 John was 2nd quickest, but further down the starting line the driver in the number 42 was easily the quickest of all.
Immediately after the start Ray Bellm showed his experience and easily drove into the distance, although it must be said that the body on his car is a lot lower than on most of the other GT40s and his engine seems to be running a lot smoother than the others. Most people in the know were convinced he had more than 400 bhp behind his back.















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Old 17th July 2008, 03:20 AM   #10
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Re: Original GT40s at Classic Le Mans

Grid 5

Raceno. Driver Car Chassisno. Colour

# 1 Maxted-Page GT40 # 1080 white / blue

Maxted-Page in the UK looks after this GT40 for the Australian owner. They are allowed to take the car out in special events like the Classic Le Mans, but they make sure they will NOT drive the car on the limit and stay out of trouble.













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Old 17th July 2008, 03:22 AM   #11
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# 42 Lecou / Barge / Sarrazin GT40 # 1079 yellow







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Old 17th July 2008, 03:23 AM   #12
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# 44 France / France / Chateaux GT40 # 1073 dark blue









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Old 17th July 2008, 03:25 AM   #13
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# 55 Nahum GT40 # 1016 gold / orange











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Old 17th July 2008, 03:26 AM   #14
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# 67 Mabey / Larry H. Miller GT40 # 1037 white / green









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Old 17th July 2008, 03:27 AM   #15
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Re: Original GT40s at Classic Le Mans

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# 74 Mayston-Tayler GT40 # 1077 yellow / white











Hopefully, this gave you all a good idea of the GT40s at this year's Classic Le Mans and I hope you all enjoy the pictures.

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Old 17th July 2008, 03:37 AM   #16
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Re: Original GT40s at Classic Le Mans

Hi John,
May I be the first to congratulate you on some awesome pictures, they are some of the best I have ever seen of 40s at Le Mans.
I hope you will keep them coming and remember to take more 40 shots and less Ferrari ones!
I love your euphemism that the Belm engine "seems to be running a lot smoother than the others" ......that is one way of putting it!
Well done.
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Re: Original GT40s at Classic Le Mans

Very nice!!

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Re: Original GT40s at Classic Le Mans

That must have been an awesome visit.... I very much appreciate the nice photos and your time in preparing them and this post! I'm sure many others do as well...
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Re: Original GT40s at Classic Le Mans

Outstanding job John!!! You captured these cars the same way that I would have. Bravo!
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Re: Original GT40s at Classic Le Mans

Excellent pictures of some very nice machines.

Thanks for taking the time to show them to us!

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