Who won, the first time you went?

Who won, the first time you went?

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Matt Harper

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Friday 5th February
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Guess the year.....

FredericRobinson

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Friday 5th February
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LM240

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Friday 5th February
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Too be honest I’d struggle to work it out just based on this. TK would give a time frame but the others make it a bit harder.

Edited by LM240 on Saturday 6th February 10:27

Matt Harper

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Friday 5th February
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I very obviously did not explain my concept very well then!

I figured that everyone remembers their first 24 hours of Le Mans.

I thought it might be fun to recall the drivers (not the team) who one your first Le Mans and post pics of them. Then, it would be interesting to attempt to identify the year in question by recognizing the drivers and figuring out when they won.

Mine (above) could have been one of three years, as the Ickx/Bell partnership triumphed in 75, 81 and 82, so another clue would be that it was not associated with oil or tobacco.

That said, maybe this is way too convoluted to be worthwhile. I just thought it might make a change from speculating whether 2021 will even have a LM24. smile

cn7k7

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108 months

Saturday 6th February
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Matt Harper said:
I very obviously did not explain my concept very well then!

I figured that everyone remembers their first 24 hours of Le Mans.

I thought it might be fun to recall the drivers (not the team) who one your first Le Mans and post pics of them. Then, it would be interesting to attempt to identify the year in question by recognizing the drivers and figuring out when they won.

Mine (above) could have been one of three years, as the Ickx/Bell partnership triumphed in 75, 81 and 82, so another clue would be that it was not associated with oil or tobacco.

That said, maybe this is way too convoluted to be worthwhile. I just thought it might make a change from speculating whether 2021 will even have a LM24. smile
Funnily enough 1981 was my first year also, so ditto on the pictures!

Things I remember clearly though; it was hot, BMW M1s, strippers, steins of beer, and sadly the burnt out wreck of the Rondeau by the 24hr cafe after the fatal accident....oh how times have changed

The Leaper

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170 months

Saturday 6th February
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No pics of the drivers(sorry):

Davy Jones, Manuel Reuter, Alexander Wutz.

R.

Matt Harper

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Saturday 6th February
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LM240 said:






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Too be honest I’d struggle to work it out just based on this. TK would give a time frame but the others make it a bit harder.

Edited by LM240 on Saturday 6th February 10:27
Guy Smith is the give-away - TK won with Capello 3 times, I think. So, 2003

Matt Harper

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Saturday 6th February
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The Leaper said:
No pics of the drivers(sorry):

Davy Jones, Manuel Reuter, Alexander Wutz.

R.
Apology not accepted. wink
Too easy without pix - '96

FredericRobinson

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Saturday 6th February
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2003 was my first year too, but I thought Guy Smith would be too obvious, so went with a class winner I'd completely forgotten about, when LMP675s were so bad the class winner came behind the winners of both GT classes

MCSV8

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227 months

Saturday 6th February
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Matt Harper

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Sunday 7th February
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MCSV8 said:
Jochen Mass trying to figure out the mechanics of Champagne bottle. 89 - the return of the Silver Arrows - great race.

MCSV8

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227 months

Sunday 7th February
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Ha yes and Peter Sauber is "vot is zer problem ?" Manuel looking for divine intervention.

Of course I wanted another Jaguar win....

Great Dane

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Sunday 7th February
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My first year.... and I have included a driver who struggled a bit up against Mr K that year during the night :-)






Edited by Great Dane on Sunday 7th February 23:31

Great Dane

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Sunday 7th February
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MCSV8 said:
Is that Bob to the very left below Strietzel?

Matt Harper

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Monday 8th February
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Great Dane said:
MCSV8 said:
Is that Bob to the very left below Strietzel?
I think it is - It was just a terrible shame what happened to him over here at Sebring in 2001. A stellar sportscar legend, gone too soon.

Matt Harper

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Monday 8th February
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Great Dane said:
My first year.... and I have included a driver who struggled a bit up against Mr K that year during the night :-)






Edited by Great Dane on Sunday 7th February 23:31
Dindo getting grey - 2008

wsn03

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Monday 8th February
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Great Dane said:
My first year.... and I have included a driver who struggled a bit up against Mr K that year during the night :-)






Edited by Great Dane on Sunday 7th February 23:31
My first year too - what a year, what a race. Peugeot had it won before it even started, and half of France seemed to turn up after the national side got knocked out of the football.

Real hare and the tortoise affair. Wonder what happened to all the Peugeot Le Mans winners 2008 t-shirts!?

Great Dane

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130 months

Monday 8th February
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Matt Harper said:
Dindo getting grey - 2008
correkt


swiveleyedgit

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233 months

Monday 8th February
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Ickx and Oliver, I was 16 at the time. Been a couple of dozen times since, and enjoyed it every time.

MCSV8

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227 months

Tuesday 9th February
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1988. The result that enthused me to go in 1989.