Le Mans 1971, Porsche 917 - oil on canvas

Le Mans 1971 - Porsche 917
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Specifications

116 x 73 cm - 45 x 28 inches
Collection privée

This painting is a tribute to the pilots who arrived second : Mueller and Atwood (GULF) finished quite far from the winners, Marko and lennep (MARTINI). But these last one are on their way to beat the absolute speed record of le Mans : 222,304 km/h - This record will remain unbeaten for 39 years ! The Porsche 917 is considered by many specialists as the best race car of the seventies. Some even call call it "the race car of the century". The "H" version (long tail) has been especially built to win Le Mans. The same year, in 1971, the Movie "le Mans" is filmed on the track. Steve Macqueen is acting in a story that tells the come back of a race driver who compete at le Mans with... a Porche 917.