Celebrating the Centenary of the World's Greatest Endurance Race
The world’s greatest endurance racing event, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, celebrates its centenary this weekend: 100 years since the inaugural race in 1923. The maiden race proved an immediate success with thirty of the forty entrants reaching the chequered flag, an excellent exhibition of machine endurance and reliability. 62 cars will line up for this year’s race, including six of the world's leading manufacturers in the Hypercar category in Ferrari, Porsche, Toyota, Cadillac, Glickenhaus. Over a quarter of a million fans are expected trackside, with over three times that watching along at home. As if the motivation to win a victory at Le Mans was not enough for the drivers, the winners of 2023 will be awarded a truly unique centenary trophy, created by the Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris), France's oldest institution.
At Amalgam we are immensely proud of our partnership with the race-organising Automobile Club de l'Ouest and our wide collection of officially licensed Le Mans products. Discover our 24 Hours of Le Mans Collection, featuring some of the cars from the most iconic marques such as Aston Martin, Audi, Bugatti, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar, McLaren and Porsche.
Bugatti Type 57G Tank
1937 Le Mans Winner at 1:8 Scale
In 1937, the Bugatti Type 57G Tank was raced to victory at Le Mans by Jean-Pierre Wimille and Robert Benoist after completing 243 laps. The Le Mans winning chassis #57335 car is the only remaining 57G Tank in existence. Models of the car at 1:8 scale are currently in build and we are accepting deposits.
Ferrari 250 TR
1958 Le Mans Winner Race Weathered at 1:8 Scale
The artistically weathered model captures #14 as raced to victory by Olivier Gendebien and Phil Hill in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June 1958. Dominated by fifteen hours of rain, Gendebien and Hill held the race lead for 22 hours, finishing twelve laps ahead of their closest rivals and crowning Scuderia Ferrari as Le Mans victors for the third time. We are now accepting deposits on the remaining models that will be individually weathered to order.
Le Mans in the 60s
Ford GT40 at 1:18 scale
Ferrari 330 P4 at 1:18 scale
1967 2nd Place
Le Mans in the 70s
Ferrari 512 BB LM at 1:8 scale
Porsche 917 KH at 1:18 scale
McLaren F1 GTR Ueno Clinic
1995 Le Mans Winner at 1:8 Scale
In 1995, the Mclaren F1 GTR Ueno Clinic #59 in the hands of the trio of Yannick Dalmas, Masanori Sekiya and JJ Lehto impressed, particularly the latter whose relentless pace saw him posting lap-times up to 20 seconds faster than his rivals. The #59 car crossed the finish line one whole lap ahead of the Courage C34 prototype of Mario Andretti, going down in folklores of Le Mans history as one of the greatest stories. Models at 1:8 scale are currently in build.
2005 Le Mans Winner at 1:8 Scale
This special weathered edition of the Audi R8 was built in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of Audi’s fifth 24 Hours of Le Mans win and is a perfect replica of the 2005 ADT Champion Racing No. 3 car that sealed Tom Kristensen’s place in racing history as he became the most successful Le Mans driver of all time. These 1:8 scale models are built to order. Speak to our sales team for more information.
Le Mans in the 2020s
Ferrari 488 GTE at 1:8 scale
A successful Endurance Racing car, most recently achieving a 2-3 finish at the 2022 Le Mans. We offer a unique tailor-made service to create 1:8 scale models for drivers, teams and sponsors of GTE cars. Contact our sales team to learn more.
Ferrari 499P at 1:8 scale
The first Ferrari to compete in the elite class of the WEC for fifty years, the 499P will be aiming to earn Ferrari a first win at Le Mans since 1965. Models of the car are currently in development. Register your interest to secure your model.