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26/05/1923 The first 24 Hours of Le Mans takes place

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CarStuff: The History of Le Mans

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The 24 Hours of Le Mans: A Retrospective

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Journey of Le Mans - History & Documentary - Battle for Speed at 24 Hours Since 1923

24 Hours of Le Mans is the world's oldest active sports car race in endurance racing. The race is held annually since 1923 near the town Le Manse. The winner of the firts race is a team Chenard-Walcker with drivers André Lagache and René Léonard. At the end of the race third place overall finisher Paul Gros left his Bignan and crossed the circuit to shake his hand of a friend, when he was struck by the car of second-place Raoul Bachmann. He suffered a broken arm and bruises.
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