24 Hours of Le Mans

24 Hours of Le Mans

One of the most prestigious automobile races in the world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is the oldest active sports car race in endurance racing at The Circuit de la Sarthe, between the towns of Le Mans and Mulsanne in Northern France. First run on 26 and 27 May 1923 as the "Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency", a showcase for car manufacturers to prove the durability of their vehicles in competition, it has evolved into a high-speed chess match among top professional racing teams where strategy, teamwork, and great driving skill are as important as a car's reliability and technological edge. The ‘Motorsport Superbowl’ has a simple victory condition: the car that covers the greatest distance in 24 hours is the winner. Along with the Indy 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix, Le Mans forms the prestigious Triple Crown of Motorsport, coveted by racing drivers across the globe. Nowadays, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is one of several races in the FIA World Endurance Championship and attracts over a quarter of million fans trackside, with over three times that watching along at home.

From the Bentleys and Bugattis of the early 1920s, through the dominant years of Ferrari, Jaguar, Ford and Porsche to the more recent victories of McLaren and Audi, this collection of models is a celebration of the most iconic cars, drivers and teams in the history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

One of the most prestigious automobile races in the world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is the oldest active sports car race in endurance racing at The Circuit de la Sarthe, between the towns of Le Mans and Mulsanne in Northern France. First run on 26 and 27 May 1923 as the "Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency", a showcase for car manufacturers to prove the durability of their vehicles in competition, it has evolved into a high-speed chess match among top professional racing teams where strategy, teamwork, and great driving skill are as important as a car's reliability and technological edge. The ‘Motorsport Superbowl’ has a simple victory condition: the car that covers the greatest distance in 24 hours is the winner. Along with the Indy 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix, Le Mans forms the prestigious Triple Crown of Motorsport, coveted by racing drivers across the globe. Nowadays, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is one of several races in the FIA World Endurance Championship and attracts over a quarter of million fans trackside, with over three times that watching along at home.

From the Bentleys and Bugattis of the early 1920s, through the dominant years of Ferrari, Jaguar, Ford and Porsche to the more recent victories of McLaren and Audi, this collection of models is a celebration of the most iconic cars, drivers and teams in the history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Porsche 917K - 1971 Le Mans Winner - Martini Livery In development

Porsche 917K - 1971 Le Mans Winner - Martini Livery 1:18 SCALE

Arguably one of the most iconic race cars in the history of motorsport, the Porsche 917K’s conception stemmed from an unexpected change to Commission Sportive Internationale, then the independent competition arm of the FIA, sanctioning...

Jaguar Lightweight E-Type (LWE) - 1963 Le Mans - Race Weathered Pre-order

Jaguar Lightweight E-Type (LWE) - 1963 Le Mans - Race Weathered 1:8 SCALE

Limited to just 5 pieces Weathering details precisely applied by artisans in Bristol using archival imagery Model accompanied by an archive quality Giclée print of the car at Le Mans in 1963 1:8 scale model,...

Ferrari 330 P4 - 1967 Le Mans - 2nd Place - Class Winner - Race Weathered New release

Ferrari 330 P4 - 1967 Le Mans - 2nd Place - Class Winner - Race Weathered 1:18 SCALE

Fewer than 30 pieces of the edition remain.  We are delighted to reveal the next in a series of race weathered models at 1:18 scale. This meticulously patinated model of the Ferrari 330 P4 is...

Ford GT40 - 1969 Le Mans Winner In development

Ford GT40 - 1969 Le Mans Winner 1:18 SCALE

As raced in 1969 at Le Mans by Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver Each model hand-built and assembled by a small team of craftsmen 1:18 scale model, over 22 cms/8.8 inches long Made using the...

The Le Mans Model Collection: 1949-2009

The Le Mans Model Collection: 1949-2009

This book will be delivered from the UK. Local duties and taxes may be applicable on import to regions outside the UK. By purchasing this title, you agree and consent to your information being shared with...

Audi R8 - 2005 Le Mans Winner - Race Weathered Pre-order

Audi R8 - 2005 Le Mans Winner - Race Weathered 1:8 SCALE

To commemorate the 15th Anniversary of Audi’s fifth 24 Hours of Le Mans win, we have created a special race weathered Limited Edition of the car that was victorious on the 19th June 2005. This...

McLaren F1 GTR Ueno Clinic - 1995 Le Mans Winner - Race Weathered Archive

McLaren F1 GTR Ueno Clinic - 1995 Le Mans Winner - Race Weathered 1:8 SCALE

This special edition of incredibly detailed models has now sold out.  We have created a special Limited Edition of five artistically race weathered models of the Ueno Clinic liveried McLaren F1 GTR as raced to...

Ferrari 250 TR - 1958 Le Mans Winner

Ferrari 250 TR - 1958 Le Mans Winner 1:8 SCALE

A three-time winner of the World Sportscar Championship, the 250 Testa Rossa is one of the most successful Ferraris in history. It is now one the world’s most sought after Ferraris, after only 33 of...

Bugatti EB110 LM - 1994 Le Mans Pre-order

Bugatti EB110 LM - 1994 Le Mans 1:8 SCALE

With plans being put in place from 1989, the EB110GT was presented to the public in Paris in 1991 on the day that would have marked Ettore Bugatti’s 110th birthday, hence the car’s name. The...

Ford GT40 - 1969 Le Mans Winner Pre-order

Ford GT40 - 1969 Le Mans Winner 1:8 SCALE

Limited to just 199 pieces As raced in 1969 at Le Mans by Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver Each model hand-built and assembled by a small team of craftsmen 1:8 scale model, over 50 cms/20...

Ferrari 250 TR - 1958 Le Mans - 'Lucybelle II' - Race Weathered Archive

Ferrari 250 TR - 1958 Le Mans - 'Lucybelle II' - Race Weathered 1:8 SCALE

A special edition of three race weathered Ferrari 250TRs, 'Lucybelle II', as raced at the 1958 24 Hours of Le Mans. This unique edition of only three models was been meticulously hand-painted and detailed by...

Ferrari 250 LM - 1965 Le Mans 2nd Place - Race Damaged Archive

Ferrari 250 LM - 1965 Le Mans 2nd Place - Race Damaged 1:8 SCALE

This model of the No. 26 Ferrari 250 LM, which finished as second at the 1965 24 hours of Le Mans, was a one-off model built exclusively for a special client. Although this model will...

Ferrari 330 P4 #21 - 1967 Le Mans - 2nd Place - Class Winner In build

Ferrari 330 P4 #21 - 1967 Le Mans - 2nd Place - Class Winner 1:8 SCALE

The 330 P4 must go down as one of the most revered Ferrari race cars of all time. One of the last Ferrari prototypes that still resembled a sports car, the 330 P4 hit the...

Ferrari 512 BB LM (1979) Le Mans Pre-order

Ferrari 512 BB LM (1979) Le Mans 1:8 SCALE

This fine scale model has been handcrafted and finished in our workshops with the co-operation and assistance of the manufacturer regarding original finishes, materials, archive imagery and drawings. The use of original CAD and supremely...

Ferrari 330 P4 - 1967 Le Mans - 2nd Place - Class Winner

Ferrari 330 P4 - 1967 Le Mans - 2nd Place - Class Winner 1:18 SCALE

The 330 P4 must go down as one of the most revered Ferrari race cars of all time. One of the last Ferrari prototypes that still resembled a sports car, the 330 P4 hit the...

Ferrari F333 SP - 1997 Le Mans

Ferrari F333 SP - 1997 Le Mans 1:18 SCALE

The Ferrari that marked the Italian legend’s return to sports car racing after 20 years, the F333 SP was an instant success. Built by Italian motor racing manufacturer, Dallara (and later Michelotto) to compete in...

Porsche 919 Hybrid (2014) Le Mans Archive

Porsche 919 Hybrid (2014) Le Mans 1:8 SCALE

A fine 1:8 large-scale collector’s model of the Porsche 919 Hybrid as raced at Le Mans in 2014 by Romain Dumas, Marc Lieb and Neel Jani. This model has been hand-crafted utilising the original CAD...

Porsche 917K - 1971 Le Mans Winner - Martini Livery

Porsche 917K - 1971 Le Mans Winner - Martini Livery 1:8 SCALE

Arguably one of the most iconic race cars in the history of motorsport, the Porsche 917K’s conception stemmed from an unexpected change to Commission Sportive Internationale, then the independent competition arm of the FIA, sanctioning...

Porsche 917K - 1970 Le Mans Winner - Salzburg Livery

Porsche 917K - 1970 Le Mans Winner - Salzburg Livery 1:8 SCALE

Arguably one of the most iconic race cars in the history of motorsport, the Porsche 917K’s conception stemmed from an unexpected change to Commission Sportive Internationale, then the independent competition arm of the FIA, sanctioning...

McLaren F1 GTR Ueno Clinic - 1995 Le Mans Winner In build

McLaren F1 GTR Ueno Clinic - 1995 Le Mans Winner 1:8 SCALE

It was perhaps inevitable, given not just McLaren’s raison d’être but also Gordon Murray’s professional background and expertise, that the McLaren F1 road car would eventually take to the racetrack, even though Ron Dennis had...