Wimille / Benoist - Le Mans 1937

  • Wimille / Benoist - Le Mans 1937
  • Wimille / Benoist - Le Mans 1937
  • Wimille / Benoist - Le Mans 1937

Wimille / Benoist - Le Mans 1937

£85.00

Description

In 1937 Jean-Pierre Wimille became only the fourth driver to win the Le Mans 24 hours on their debut at the event. In a hugely popular victory for the French nation, Wimille shared his blue Bugatti T57 'Tank' with team leader Robert Benoist. Wimille would win again two years later.

Both men would go on to become active members of the French Resistance during WWII. Benoist did not survive the war. Wimille resumed his racing career, to become arguably the greatest driver of the immediate post-war era.

A2 (420 x 594 mm) Edition of 50 prints.

Printed on archive quality heavyweight paper.
Signed and numbered.