100 Years of Legends: The Official Celebration of the Le Mans 24 Hours

In collaboration with the ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest), the organizers of the Le Mans 24 Hours, this official book commemorates the centenary of the world’s greatest sports car race. “100 Years of Legends” offers a comprehensive and imaginative thematic exploration of the event’s rich history, culminating in Ferrari’s victory in the centenary year.

The book not only highlights the most memorable moments but also delves into a wide array of topics to present a complete picture of the race’s history. It covers significant drivers, cars, and technical evolutions with a visually engaging style, featuring period illustrations, infographics, diagrams, poster artwork, and memorabilia.

Key Highlights:

  • The Drivers: From nine-time winner Tom Kristensen to pioneering women drivers, the book shares tales of exceptional personal endeavors and adversities.
  • The Manufacturers: Iconic names like Bentley, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Ferrari, Jaguar, Ford, Porsche, Matra, Peugeot, Audi, and Toyota receive in-depth attention.
  • The Cars: Featuring famous winners from the 1923 Chenard & Walcker to the 2023 Ferrari 499P Hypercar, as well as the eccentric machines that have captivated audiences.
  • The Technology: Covers aerodynamic advances, speed milestones, pioneering engines (turbine, rotary, diesel, electric, hybrid), and developments in tires and safety.
  • Additional Themes: Records, trophies, regulations, circuit changes, race organization, art cars, spectating, atmosphere, and more.

“100 Years of Legends” is a vivid and detailed chronicle of the Le Mans 24 Hours, offering readers an inside look at the race’s storied past and its evolution.