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Julie
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How much do you know about the 24 Hours of Le Mans?

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We're gearing up for the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend. Hagerty joins forces with Radio Le Mans, the only free to air, live, and global coverage provider for the event, to bring you some race trivia. Answer ANY of the 10 questions below for a chance to win your own limited edition official 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans polo.

 

  1. Which famous drummer has raced at Le Mans? Fortunately, he didn't put a hole in the wall.
  2. Alain de Cadenet was a favourite private entrant at Le Mans with his eponymous cars. But which famous F1 designer designed the car?
  3. Gordon subsequently designed a car which went on to win the race. What was the car?
  4. When David Bell, Justin Bell, and Andy Wallace almost won Le Mans, their sponsor was a famous London store. What was the store?
  5. In what year did the start of the race not take place on the existing start-finish straight?
  6. What was the best ever result for a single driver in the 24 Hours of Le Mans? Name the driver, car, and year?
  7. Who was the last driver to drive two cars during the race?
  8. Name at least three drivers who had a parent compete here in the past?
  9. How many times has the race not been held in the month of June ? 
  10. According to the officially posted results, what was the longest—in terms of time—that the race ever lasted? Bear in mind that the race finishes when the leading car crosses the start-finish line for the first time after 24 hours have elapsed.

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BKoretz
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#2 - Gordon Murray
prpol
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1. Nick Mason, from Pink Floyd

Guff_LeMans
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Nick Mason in 1979 for Q1

Chrisgr31
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I think

 

1 Nick Mason

2 Gordon Murra

3 McLaren GTR

4 Harrods

9 I think this is 2nd time

GentlemanGreen
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de Cadenet had a Lola designed car penned by Eric Broadley

gt6
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No 4, the car was sponsored by Harrods, was there watching it, this is first year in over 30 years i am not there
JustinMoreno
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@gt6 That’s a sad story.  My wife and I were planning to go back this year, we went in 2018 w our 8 month old daughter haha.  So glad we have great coverage through RLM! 

Mj17
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4. Harrods

andersoz
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Only one that I have a clue about is the parent question.  Justin and Derek Bell, Vanina and Jacki Ickx and Martin and Alex Brundle.

resethepicture
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Answer to question 3: McLaren F1 GTR, 1995, Kokusai Kaihatsu UK Racing. 

RussBrown
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Harrods was the sponsor on the Wallace/Bell/Bell McLaren F1 GTR in 1995.

lemanstom
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1. Nick Mason

2. Gordon Murray

3. McLaren F1 GTR

4. Harrods

5. -

6. -

7. -

8. Alex Brundle

9. 3, '56, '68, '20

10. -

ukaudiophile
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Question 4 - 'Harrods'

dav_ral
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1. Nick Mason.

 

4. Harrods

Paulydee
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4. Harrods

Lewisc
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Nick Mason for number 1

996Tom
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Gordon Murray 

Wallace86
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Question #1: Nick Mason drummer of Pink Floyd. 

Question #3: McLaren F1 GTR

draughtsman101
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Gordon Spice

DanShelby
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1 , Nick Mason
BingoRingo
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1. Nick Mason.

928chris
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2. Gordon Murray

NathanStratton
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Nick Mason of Pink Floyd is the drummer!

As a drummer and race fan I'd better know that.

 

Justin Bell and his father I saw at HSR Daytona so I know him them, Jordan Taylor and Ricky Taylor have both run GTE Pro for Corvette Racing and their father Wayne Taylor ran Le Mans back in the 90s. That makes three sons who's father's have run, but only two father's who've had son's race. I'm sure there's others but that's all I've got right now.

   

Don't know any of the others off the top of my head.

SuzyT
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#4 Harrods

gold and green colours

 

loving #HagertyRLM - would wear polo shirt with pride

SuzyT
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#9 - 1968 2020

 

#hagertyRLM brilliant combination

StevenRobinson
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1. Nick Mason

2. Gordon Murray

3. McLaren F1 GTR

4. Harrods (It was Derek Bell by the way)

5.  1923

6. 8th.  Eddie Hall, Bentley Corniche TT coupe, 1950

7. Martin Brundle, 1990

8. Louis Delatraz, Alex Brundle, Jules Gounon

9. four

10. 24 hours and 15 minutes

SnappyChariot
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1. Nick Mason
2. Gordon Murray
3. Mclaren F1 GTR
4. Harrods
5. ?
6. Edward Ramsden Hall, Bentley 4 1/2 litre, 1950
7. Martin Brundle
8. Justin Bell, Michael Andretti, Alex Brundle
9. 4
10. ?
Malgrips
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2. Gordon Murray. 

Alex93
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Nick Mason 

GTIoli
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1. Nick Mason.

Regvardy
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1, Nick Mason

2, Gordon Murray

3, McLaren F1GTR

4, Harrods

 

 

 

gppowis
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3. McLaren F1 GTR

PDH20
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4. Well Harrods was the famous British store on the Gordon Murray designed McLaren F1 GTR, which probably ticks off numbers 2 and 3 too! Some great questions!

LarryLaP
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Wow, some of these were pretty tough, but here's what I came up with:

  1. Nick Mason from Pink Floyd.

  2. Gordon Murray.

  3. McLaren F1 GTR.

  4. Harrods.

  5. 2018 maybe?

  6. Edward Ramsden Hall drove a Bentley Comiche TT Coupe for the entire race in 1950, he placed 8th.

  7. Martin Brundle

  8. Alex Brundle, son of Martin. Justin Bell, son of Derek. Ricky and Jordan Taylor, sons of Wayne. Michael Andretti, son of Mario. Marco Andretti, son of Michael.

  9. 3 times prior to this year, which will make it 4 times.

  10. Not sure, best I could find was 24 hours, 1 minute, 59.830 seconds in 2014.

Petrolheadsarah
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  1. When David Bell, Justin Bell, and Andy Wallace almost won Le Mans, their sponsor was a famous London store. What was the store? = It was Harrods.
Petrolheadsarah
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Name at least three drivers who had a parent compete here in the past? 

A) Christina Nielsen's father Erik Lars Nielsen raced at Le Mans 24 hrs 4 times racing a Porsche 996 GT-3 RSR in '04,'05,'06 & a Porsche 997 GT3-RSR in '07. In '08 Erik Lars raced a Ferrari F430 GT2.

 

B) Matt McMurray's father Chris McMurray raced at Le Mans 24hrs in 2010 racing in a Ginetta 09S (Zytek)

 

C) Sebastien Bourdais' father Patrick Bourdais raced at Le Mans 24 hrs in 1993 Category 2 in a Sauber SHS C6 BMW 3.5; in 1994 in LMP1/C90 Class in an Alpa LM Cosworth DFL 3.5. In 1995 Patrick raced in LMGT2 in a Callaway SuperNatural Corvette GT2 Chevrolet 6.3. In '96 & '97 Patrick raced in LMGT2 in a Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6 turbo. In 2003 in GT Class Patrick raced a Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6. Patrick raced in LMP1 class in '04 in a Panoz GTP Ford 6.0. In '05 in LMGT2 he raced a Panoz Esperante GT-LM Ford 5.0 and finally in '06 Patrick raced in LMGT2 in a Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6

 

rdjpics
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#4 Harrods

sbissen
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#4 Harrods

Nrose0108
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Question 4 Harrods

Lappy1965
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Q2. Gordon Murray

nickxsmith
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1. Nick Mason

autofocus
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1. Nick Mason (Pink Floyd)

2. Gordon Murray

3. McLaren F1 (Road car) / McLaren F1 GTR (Racing variant)

4. Harrods

5. 1923

6. 8th place for Eddie Hall, Bentley Corniche TT coupe, 1950

7. Martin Brundle, 1990

8. Alex Brundle, Max van Splunteren, Horst Felbermayr jr.

9. Four times: 1923, 1956, 1968 and 2020

10. 24 hours, 15 minutes

Fallauk
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4. Is Harrods

NeilBriscoe
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Ok, 1. is definitely Nick Mason. 2. must be Gordon Murray and 3. has to be the McLaren F1. 

NeilBriscoe
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Pretty sure 4. is Harrods. 

Stuntclown
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Nick Mason

Steen
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1. Nick Mason

DesotellRacing6
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1) Nick Mason

minimadclaire
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Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason
Jagdave
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#1 Nick Mason

#2 Gordon Murray

#3 McLaren F1 GTR

#4 Harrods

#8 Alex Brundle, Justin Bell, Leo and Greg Mansell

 

 

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