Saturday, July 3, 2010

5 Days....

24 Heures du Man 1955
Porsche enter half a dozen Spyders.
The team of Polensky/Frankenberg No37 won the 1.5 liter class and Porsche placed 4th, 5th and 6th overall.
This win was overshadowed by the horrific crash of French driver Pierre Levegh driving a Mercedes 300 SLR, due to the fact the car is made partly from Magnesium alloy it erupted into a fireball. Levegh was killed instantly and also more than 80 spectators lost their lives.
The race continued and Fangio/Moss were leading the race in a sister 300 SLR but 8 hours after the crash the official orders came from Mercedes to withdrawn out of respect for the victims.

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