En este último aspecto Le Mans obtuvo un prestigio internacional, pues en 1740 dos tercios de la producción eran exportados al extranjero. La industria textil fue la más dinámica hasta el siglo XIX. Rápidamente los Manceaux entienden la importancia del ferrocarril. En 1844 Le Mans se interesa por la línea París-Rennes.
Le Mans 1955, The Mike Hawthorn Tribute Site – Amplia cobertura de Le Mans de 1955: informes, análisis, fotos / video de carrera y accidente. Consultado el 10 de diciembre de 2016 The Deadliest Crash – Documental de 1 hora y media de George Pollen en 2009 que analiza la carrera y el accidente, entrevistando a conductores y testigos.
The 1955 Le Mans disaster was a major crash that occurred on 11 June 1955 during the 24 Hours of Le Mans motor race at Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, Sarthe, France. Large pieces of debris flew into the crowd, killing 83 spectators and French driver Pierre Levegh , and injuring nearly 180 more.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans was first run on 26 and 27 May 1923, through public roads around Le Mans. Originally planned to be a three-year event awarded the Rudge-Whitworth Triennial Cup, with a winner being declared by the car which could go the farthest distance over three consecutive 24-hour races, this idea was abandoned in 1928.
Le Mans is a 1971 film depicting a fictional 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race starring Steve McQueen and directed by Lee H. Katzin.The film began as a John Sturges project, before he was replaced during filming.
The Le Mans Prototype LMP1 class has been replaced by Le Mans Hypercars in the FIA World Endurance Championship, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans from the 2021 season. Non-hybrid LMP1 cars were eligible to be "grandfathered" for two more seasons and compete alongside the new class for the 2021 to 2022 seasons.
Design. The basic design of the Le Mans remained essentially the same throughout the production run: Engine. The engine developed from the earlier Moto Guzzi 750s is an aircooled 90 degree OHV V-Twin was at the time an already proven Moto Guzzi design that had been in production in various forms since the late 1960's.