1956 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors
1956 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

1956 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

24émes Grand Prix d`Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1956
Circuit de la Sarthe
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Date: June 28-29, rainshowers Track Length (m): 13 461
Attendance: 250 000 Pole Position: ---
Entries:   Fastest Lap: Mike Hawthorn, Jaguar, 4:20.0 =186.383 km/h
Practiced:   Distance (km): 4034.929
Starters: 49, 52 allowed to start Average Speed (km/h): 168.122
Classified: 14    

 

Pos Clas-
sific.
# Team - Entrant
Car - Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
Vol.
(cc)
Engine
Type
Group Laps
Km
Hour
Reason Out /
Notes
1 1 4 Ecurie Ecosse, GB
Jaguar D-type
Ron Flockhart, GB
Ninian Sanderson, GB
3442 6 S 5.0 300
4034,929
 
2 2 8 Aston Martin Ltd, GB
Aston Martin DB3 S
Stirling Moss, GB
Peter Collins, GB
2922 6 S 3.0 299
4018,633
 
3 3 12 Scuderia Ferrari, I
Ferrari 625 LM Touring
Olivier Gendebien, B
Maurice Trintignant, F
DNS André Simon, F
DNS Luigi Musso, I
2498 4 S 3.0 293
3937,611
 
4 4 5 Equipe Nationale Belge, B
Jaguar D-type
Jacques Swaters, B
Freddy Rousselle, F
DNS Roger Laurent, B
3442 6 S 5.0 284
3816,671
 
5 5 25 (Dr Ing hcF) Porsche KG, D
Porsche 550A/4 RS Coupe
Richard von Frankenberg, D
Graf Wolfgang Berghe von Trips, D
DNS Umberto Maglioli, I
1498 F4 S 1.5 282
3792,248
 
6 6 1 Jaguar Cars Ltd, GB
Jaguar D-type (fuel injection)
Mike Hawthorn, GB
Ivor Bueb, GB
DNS Desmond Titterington, GB
3442 6 S 5.0 280
3759,887
 
7 7 36 Lotus Engineering, GB
Lotus Eleven - Coventry Climax
Reg Bicknell, GB
Peter Jopp, GB
DNS Cliff Allison, GB
DNS Graham Hill, GB
1098 4 S 1.1 253
3397,665
 
8 8 33 Cooper Car Co, GB
Cooper T39 - Climax
Ed Hugus, USA
John Bentley, USA
1098 4 S 1.1 252
3383,779
 
9 9 30 Claude Bourillot, F
Maserati 150 S
Claude Bourillot, F
Henri Perroud, F
DNS Francois Chambelland, F
1497 4 S 1.5 245
3293,812
 
10 10 40 Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet, F
DB HBR5 - Panhard
Gérard Laureau, F
Paul Armagnac, F
747 F2 S 750 231
3103,347
 
11 11 45 Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet, F
DB HBR - Panhard
Jean-Claude Vidilles, F
Jean Thépenier, F
747 F2 S 750 225
3020,898
 
12 12 46 Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet, F
DB HBR - Panhard
André Héchard, F
Roger Masson, F
747 F2 S 750 220
2955,751
 
13 13 34 (Dr Ing hcF) Porsche KG, D
(Roland Bourel ?)
Porsche 356 A/4
Roland Bourel, F
Maurice/Michel Slotine, F
1290 F4 S 1.5 212
3851,646
 
14 14 41 Just-Emile Vernet, F
VP 166R - Renault
Jean-Marie Dumazer, F
Lucien Campion, F
845 4 S 1.1 210
2820,830
 
                   
15 NC 14 Aston Martin Ltd
Aston Martin DBR1/250
Tony Brooks, GB
Reg Parnell, GB
DNS Peter Walker, GB
2493 6 S 3.0 246
21h
Transmission
                   
16 DNF 17 Automobiles Talbot, F
Talbot - Maserati
Louis Rosier, F
Jean Behra, F
DNS Jean Lucas, F
DNS Geoffredo Zehender, I
2461 6 S 3.0 220
21h
Gearbox/Trans-
mission
17 DQ/
DNF
6 Robert Walshaw, GB
Jaguar XK 140
Robert Walshaw, GB
Peter Bolton, GB
DNS Ronnie J. Adams, GB
3451 6 S 5.0 209
21h
Disqualifed:
illegal refuel
18 DNF 9 Aston Martin Ltd, GB
Aston Martin DB3S
Peter Walker, GB
Roy Salvadori, GB
DNS Reg Parnell, GB
2922 6 S 3.0 173
16h
Accident
19 DNF 32 Lotus Engineering, GB
Lotus Eleven - Coventry Climax
Colin Chapman, GB
Herbert MacKay-Fraser, USA
DNS Graham Hill, GB
1459 4 S 1.5 172
21h
Connecting rod
20 DQ/
DNF
22 Jean Lucas, F
Ferrari 500 TR
Francois Picard, F
Howard Hively, USA (DND)
Robert 'Bob' E. Tappan, USA
1985 4 S 2.0 137
14h
Disqualified:
illegal refuel
21 DNF 24 (Dr Ing hcF) Porsche KG
Porsche 550 RS A/4
Umberto Maglioli, I
Hans Herrmann, D
DNS Rickard von Frankenberg, D
1498 F4 S 1.5 136
16h
Engine
(Piston)
22 DNF 37 René Breuil, F
RB - Fiat OSCA (Renault ?)
Jean Py, F
Yves Dommée, F
DNS René Breuil, F
1093 4 S 1.1 116
15h
Gearbox
23 DNF 10 Scuderia Ferrari
Ferrari 625 LM Touring
André Simon, F
Phil Hill, USA
DNS Eugenio Castellotti, I
DNS Harry Schell, F/USA
DNS Maurice Trintignant, F
DNS Juan Manuel Fangio, RA
2498 4 S 3.0 107
10h
Transmission
24 DNF 23 Automobiles Frazer Nash Ltd, GB
Frazer-Nash Sebring - Bristol
Richard "Dickie" Stoop, GB
Tony Gaze, AUS
1977 6 S 2.0 100
10 h
Accident
25 DNF 16 Automobiles Gordini, F
Gordini T23 S (T15 S ?)
Hermano 'Nano' da Silva Ramos, F/BR
André de Guelfi, F
DNS André Pilette, B
2474 6 S 3.0 90
12h
Clutch
26 DNF 35 Lotus Engineering, GB
Lotus Eleven - Coventry Climax
Cliff Allison, GB
Keith Hall, GB
DNS Reg Bicknell, GB
DNS Graham Hill, GB
1098 4 S 1.1 89
10h
Accident, collision with a dog
27 DNF 19 Jean-Paul Colas, F
Salmson 2300 S
Serge Nersessian, F
Georges Monneret, F
2328 4 S 3.0 80
10h
Engine
28 DNF 15 Automobiles Gordini, F
Gordini T15 S
Robert Manzon, F
Jean Guichet, F
DNS Hermano da Silva Ramos, F/BR
2474 8 S 3.0 80
8h
Oil pressure
29 DNF 20 Equipe Nationale Belge, B
Ferrari 500 TR
Alain den Changy, B
Lucien Bianchi, B/I
1985 4 S 2.0 76
8h
Steering
30 DNF 29 Automobiles Gordini, F
Gordini T17 S
André Milhoux, B
"Charles Rinen" (Charles de Clareur), F
DNS Jean Guichet, F
1495 6 S 1.5 67
8h
Transmission ?
Fuel system
31 DNF 48 Moretti Automobili, I
Moretti 750 Gran Sport Zagato
Marcel Lauga, F
Jean-Michel Durif, F
746 4 S 750 62
10h
Ignition ?
Engine
32 DNF 26 (Dr Ing hcF) Porsche KG, D
Porsche 356 Carrera 1500
Max Nathan, D
Helm Glöckler, D
1498 F4 S 1.5 61
9h
Collision / Fire
33 DNF 21 Pierre Meyrat, F
Ferrari 500 TR
Pierre Meyrat, F
Fernand Tavano, F
1985 4 S 2.0 61
8h
Collision
34 DNF 7 Prince Metternich, D
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
Prince Paul Metternich, D
Wittigo von Einsiedel, D
2996 8 S 3.0 58
8h
Engine ?
Ignition
35 DNF 49 Automobiles Panhard, F
Panhard Monopole X89
Jean Hémard, F
Pierre Flahaut, F
745 F2 S 750 50
7h
Engine
36 DNF 27 Wolfgang Seidel, D
(Dr Ing hcF) Porsche KG, D ?
Porsche 550/4 RS
Mathieu Hezemans, NL
Baron Carel Godin de Beaufort, NL
DNS Wolfgang Seidel, D
DNS Helm Glöckler, D
1498 F4 S 1.5 48
7h
Suspension
37 DNF 50 Automobiles Panhard, F
Panhard Monopole X88
Pierre Chancel, F
André Beaulieux, F
745 F2 S 750 46
6h
Accident
38 DNF 28 Gustave Olivier, F
Porsche 550/4 Spyder
Claude Storez, F
Helmut Polensky, D
DNS Gustave Olivier, F
DNS Auguste Veuillet, F
1498 F4 S 1.5 45
8h
Distribution
39 DNF 52 Automobili Stanguellini, I
Stanguellini 750 Sport
René Philippe Faure, F
Gilbert Foury, F (DND)
741 4 S 750 36
6h
Accident
40 DNF 31 Louis Cornet, F
Maserati 150 S
Louis Cornet, F
Robert Mougin, F
DNS Georges Thepenier, F
1487 4 S 1.5 35
4h
Engine
41 DNF 18 Automobiles Talbot, F
Talbot Lago Sport 2500 - Maserati
Geoffredo 'Freddie' Zehender, I
Jean Lucas, F
DNS Louis Rosier, F
DNS Jean Behra, F
DNS Yves Giraud-Cabantous, F
2461 6 S 3.0 32
7h
Accident
41 DNF 53 Automobili Stanguellini, I
Stanguellini 750 Sport
Pierre Duval, F
Georges Guyot, F (DND)
741 4 S 750 23
4h
Engine
43 DNF 47 Moretti Automobili, I
Moretti 750 Gran Sport
Marceau Escules, F
Francois Guillaud, F (DND)
DNS Toni Branca, CH (Aquilino Branca ?)
747 4 S 750 22
7h
Ignition
44 DNF 51 Louis Héry, F
Panhard Monopole X86
Louis Héry, F*
Lucien Pailler, F (DND)
745 F2 S 750 5
2h
*Fatal accident
45 DNF 42 Automobili OSCA, I
OSCA Sport 750
Jean Laroche, F
Rémy Radix, F (DND)
749 4 S 750 4
2h
Accident
46 DNF 3 Jaguar Cars Ltd, GB
Jaguar D-type
Jack Fairman, GB
Ken Wharton, GB (DND)
DNS Paul Frére, B
3442 6 S 5.0 3
1h
Accident
47 DNF 2 Jaguar Cars Ltd, GB
Jaguar D-type
Paul Frére, B
Desmond Titterington, GB (DND)
DNS Duncan Hamilton, GB
DNS Ivor Bueb, GB
3442 6 S 5.0 2
1h
Accident
48 DNF 11 Scuderia Ferrari, I
Ferrari 625 LM Touring
Marquis Alfonso de Portago, E
(Don Alfonso Antonio Vicente Blas Ángel Francisco Borija Cabez de Vaca y Leighton, Carvajal y Are, XVII Marqués de Portago, Marqués de Moratalla, XIII Conde de La Mejorada, Conde de Pernia, Duke of Alagon, Grande de España) (Phuu!)
Duncan Hamilton, GB (DND)
DNS Eugenio Castellotti, I
2498 4 S 3.0 2
1h
Accident
49 DNF 44 Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet, F
DB HBR5 - Panhard
Fernand Carpentier, F
Pierre Savary, F (DND)
747 F2 S 750 2
2h
Accident
                   
50 DNA  
ERA G - Bristol
-
-
2000 6      
51 DNA   Scuderia Ferrari, I
Ferrari 625 LM Touring
Juan-Manuel Fangio, RA
Eugenio Castellotti, I
2498 4     Drivers ill
52 DNA   Automobili OSCA, I
OSCA MT4
Guilio Cabianca, I
Luigi Villoresi, I
  4 S 1.5    
53 DNA   Jacques Pollet, F
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
Jacques Pollet, F
-
2996 8 S 3.0    
54 DNA   Phoenix
Phoenix (EGY) - Turner 2SR6
Raymond Flower, GB
Mike Llewellyn, GB
    S 2.0    
55 DNA   Cooper Car Co, GB
Cooper T39 - Coventry Climax
Jack Brabham, AUS
Henry Taylor, GB
  4 S 1.5    
56 DNA   Littery
Panhard Monopole
Robert Chancel, F
-
  F2 S 750    
57 DNA   Automobiles Frazer Nash Ltd, GB
Frazer Nash - BMW Continental
-
-
    S 3.0    
58 DNA   Automobili Stanguellini, I
Stanguellini Bialbero
-
-
  4 S 1.1    
59 DNA   Michel Dubonnet, F
Ferrari 250 GT
Michel Dubonnet, F
Maurice Trintignant, F
    S 3.0    
60 DNA   Dick Fitzwilliam, GB
MG A
-
-
  4 S 1.5    


Class Winners:

Index of Performance Gerard Laureau / Paul Armagnac D.B. - Panhard
22nd Biennial Cup Gerard Laureau / Paul Armagnac D.B. - Panhard
3001 - 5000cc Ron Flockhart / Ninian Sanderson Jaguar D-type
2001 - 3000cc Stirling Moss / Peter Collins Aston Martin DB 3 S
1101 - 1500cc Graf Wolfgang von Trips / Richard von Frankenberg Porsche 550 RS
751 - 1100cc Reg Bicknell / Peter Jopp Lotus XI - Climax
501 - 750cc Gerard Laureau / Paul Armagnac D.B. Panhard

1956 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

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Vintage Original 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Autographed by Peter Collins and Ken Wharton

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Vintage Original 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Autographed by Peter Collins and Ken Wharton

Vintage Original 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Autographed by Peter Collins and Ken Wharton.

Here we have a VERY special 1956 Le Mans program...

Apart from being quite a rarity in its own right, this one was signed on the cover by racing greats Peter Collins and Ken Wharton!

Peter Collins (1931 - 1958) was teamed up with Sterling Moss and the duo drove their Ecurie Ecosse entered Aston-Martin DB3 S to a second place overall, a mere 1 lap behind the winning Jaguar D-Type of Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson.
Peter signed the cover in pencil.

Ken Wharton (1916 - 1957) was teamed up with Jack Fairman in a works Jaguar D-Type but unfortunately, he never got to drive it in the race as Jack crashed the car already in lap 3...
Ken signed the cover in blue ballpoint.

Neither of these two men would survive this race for more than 2,5 years and both would get killed in a Ferrari...

The booklet measures some 13 x 23.5 cm and contains 188 pages filled to the brim with information of the cars, the drivers, previous editions of the race, the track and of course great contemporary advertising.

Fantastic front and rear-cover artwork by the great Geo Ham.

It does have a fair amount of wear and tear, as can be seen in the photos, and yes, it would have been a lot more expensive if it was in mint condition...

The race was won by Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson in their Jaguar D-Type with a total of 300 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1956.

Only 1 available and we will of course guarantee the authenticity of these autographs for life.

We offer FREE shipping to ANY destination in the world on this item but given its value, we advise you to take the optional insurance (available at check-out) on it.

You can read more on our shipping options HERE.

Vintage Original 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans Program Autographed by Peter Collins and Ken Wharton

Vintage 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans Ticket Stub for Re Entry

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Vintage 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans Ticket Stub for Re Entry

Vintage 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans Ticket Stub for Re Entry.

June 28 and 29, 1956.

This is a vintage and original ticket sub (re-entrance ticket) that gave access to the the public areas during the 1956 running of the 24 Heures du Mans.

Good condition for its age but of course used and well over half a century old!

The race was won by Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson in their Jaguar D-Type with a total of 300 laps to their name.

For the full results of this race, please see 24 Heures du Mans results 1956.

This ticket stub is VERY scarce and we only have 1 available.

FREE shipping to ANY destination in the world !

You can read more on our shipping options HERE.

Vintage 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans Ticket Stub for Re Entry

2014 Le Maine Libre All 81 Le Mans 24 Hours winners 1923 - 2013 Poster

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2014 Le Maine Libre All 81 Le Mans 24 Hours winners 1923 - 2013 Poster

2014 Le Maine Libre All 81 Le Mans 24 Hours winners 1923 - 2013 Poster.

Issued by Le Maine Libre, a local Le Mans newspaper, it shows pictures of all 81 previous winners of the Le Mans 24 Hour race.

Mint condition.

80 x 60 cm.
31.5 x 23.5 inches.

This poster will be shipped, rolled, in a sturdy tube.

FREE shipping to ANY destination in the world !

You can read more on our shipping options HERE.

2014 Le Maine Libre All 81 Le Mans 24 Hours winners 1923 - 2013 Poster