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Geneva Pays Tribute to 24 Hours of Le Mans

Stunning exhibition celebrates the legendary endurance race.

It’s hard to escape the bright lights and state-of-the-art cars on the Geneva show floor, but there is one silent oasis you should spend time while at the Swiss expo. An exhibition celebrating the 24 Hours of Le Mans has a stunning array of race cars from as far back as the 1920s all the way to Audi’s all-conquering R18 Le Mans prototype. On loan from the Le Mans museum at the Circuit de la Sarthe, the 20 vehicles can be found behind the Renault stand.

Appropriately then, the 1978 Alpine Renault A442B is the first car to greet visitors. Aside from the 1954 Jaguar D-Type and 1991 Jaguar XJR9, all the Le Mans racers were victorious, including Amon and McLaren’s 1966 Ford GT40 MkII, Mazda’s rotary 787B, the Birkin Bentley Speed Six from 1929, the Porsche 917K, 1958 Ferrari Testa Rossa and the Sauber Mercedes C9.

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