1937_24_heures_du_mans_race_posters_memorabilia

1937 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

14émes Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1937
Circuit Permanente de la Sarthe
For Posters and Memorabilia relating to the 1937 Le Mans 24 Hours, please see HERE.

 

Date: June 19-20 , warm, rain on saturday night. Track Length (m): 13 492
Attendance: 50 000 Fastest Lap: Jean-Pierre Wimille, Bugatti, 5:13.0 = 155.179 km/h
Entries: 60 Pole Position:  
Practiced:   Distance (km): 3287.938
Starters: 48 Average Speed (km/h): 136.997
Classified: 17    

 

Pos Clas-
sif.
# Team / Entrant
Car - Engine
Driver, Nationality Engine
Vol.
(cc)
Engine
Type
Group Laps /
Km /
Hour
Reason out
1 1 2 Roger Labric, F
(Equipe Bugatti, F ?)
Bugatti T57 G 'Tank'
Jean-Pierre Wimille, F
Robert Benoist, F
DNS Genaro Leoz Abad,E
3266 8 5.0 3287.938  
2 2 14 Joseph Paul, F
(Ecurie Lucy O'Reilly Schell, F ?)
Delahaye 135 CS
Joseph Paul, F
Marcel Mongin, F
DNS Mme Lucy O'Reilly Schell, USA
3580 6 5.0 3185.443  
3 3 10 Ecurie Bleue, F
Delahaye 135 CS
René Dreyfus, F
Henri Stoffel, F
3580 6 5.0 3125.428  
4 4 11 Société R.V., F
Delage D.6-70
Jacques de Valence de Minardiere, F
Louis Gérard, F
DNS Georges Monneret, F
2984 6 3.0 2907.590  
5 5 37 J.M. Skeffington, GB
Aston Martin 1½ Ulster
J M Skeffington, GB
R C Murton-Neale, GB
1493 4 1.5 2768.686  
6 6 33 Adler, D
Adler Super Trumpf Rennlimousine
Peter Graff Orssich, D
Rudolf Sauerwein, D
1679 4 2.0 2766.894  
7 7 26 Emile Darl'Mat, F
Darl'Mat - Peugeot 302 DS (402 ?)
Jean Pujol, F
Marcel Contet, F
DNS Charles de Cortanze, F
1991 4 2.0 2739.634  
8 8 25 Emile Darl'Mat, F
Darl'Mat - Peugeot 302 DS (402 ?)
Charles de Cortanze, F
Maurice Serre, F
1991 4 2.0 2739.634  
9 9 34 Adler, D
Adler Super Trumpf Rennlimousine
Otto Löhr, D
Paul von Guilleaume, D
DNS Huschke von Hanstein, D
1679 4 2.0 2730.806  
10 10 27 Emile Darl'Mat, F
Darl'Mat - Peugeot 302 DS (402 ?)
"Danniel" (Daniel Porthault), F
Louis Rigal, F
1991 4 2.0 2668.060  
11 11 31 C.T. Thomas, GB
Aston Martin Speed Model
Mortimer Morris-Goodall, GB
Commander Robert P. Hitchens, GB
1942 4 2.0 2613.884  
12 12 48 Just-Emile Vernet, F
Simca - Fiat Balilla
Just-Emile Vernet, F
Mme Suzanne Largeot, F
DNS Jean Viale, F
996 4 1.1 2308.906  
13 13 36 A.C. Scott, GB
HRG Le Mans Model - Meadows 4ED
Archie Scott, GB
Ted Halford, GB
1495 4 1.5 2212.364  
14 14 42 M.K.H. Bilney, GB
Ford Ten GB
M.K.H. "Bill" Bilney, GB
Miss Joan Richmond, AUS
1099 4 1.1 2174.178  
15 15 49 H. Lesbros, F
(Adler, D ?)
Adler Trumpf Junior
Dimitri Calaraseano, F
H Lesbros, F
DNS Paul von Guilleaume, D
996 4 1.1 2160.642  
16 16 54 Capt. G.E.T. Eyston, GB
MG Midget PB
Miss Dorothy Stanley-Turner, GB
Miss Joan Riddell, GB
936 4 1.1 2082.620  
17 17 59 Gordini, F
Simca Cinq - Fiat
Jean Viale, F
Albert Alin, F
569 4 750 1968.038  
                   
18 DNF 11 Ecurie Bleue, F
Delahaye 135 CS
Laury Schell, USA
René Carriére, F
DNS Paul Benazet, F
3558 6 5.0 193
2590.45
Oil pressure
19 DNF 41 Yves Giraud-Cabantous, F
Chenard & Walcker
Yves Giraud-Cabantous, F
Charles Rigoulot, F
1095 4 1.1 151
2037.292
 
20 DNF 9 Louis Villeneuve, F
Delahaye 135 CS
Louis Villeneuve, F
André Vagniez, F
3575 6 5.0 147
1983.324
Pit fire
21 DQ 46 Gordini, F
Simca - Fiat 508S Ballila
Amédée Gordini, F
Philippe Maillard-Brune, F
DNS Molinari,
DNS Mme Suzanne Largeot, F
996 4 1.1 137
1848.404
 
22 DNF 32 Eddie Hertzberger, NL
Aston Martin Speed Model
Eddie Hertzberger, NL
Albert Debille, F
1974 4 2.0 136
1834.912
 
23 DNF 1 Roger Labric, F
(Equipe Bugatti, F ?)
Bugatti 57 G 'Tank'
Roger Labric, F
Pierre Veyron, F
DNS Yves Matra, F
3266 8 5.0 130
1753.960
 
24 DNF 50 R.H. Eccles, GB
Singer Nine Le Mans Replica
Mrs Roy Eccles, GB
Lord Freddie de Clifford, GB
DNS Roy Eccles, GB
972 4 1.1 121
1632.532
Ignition
25 DNF 8 André Parguel, F
Delahaye 135 CS
André Parguel, F
Robert Brunet, F
3561 6 5.0 100
1349.200
 
26 DNF 18 Raymond de Saugé Destrez, F
Bugatti T57 S
Raymond de Saugé Destrez, F
Genaro Léoz Abad, E
3257 8 5.0 99
1335.708
 
27 DNF 53 Jacques Savoye, F
Singer Savoye Spéciale
Jacques Savoye, F
Pierre Pichard, F
973 4 1.1 93
1254.756
Ignition
28 DNF 52 Team Autosports, GB
Singer Nine Le Mans Replica
G.H. Boughton, GB
F.H. Lye, GB
972 4 1.1 91
1227.772
Ignition
29 DNF 58 Gordini, F
Simca Cinq - Fiat
Adrien Alin, F
Athos Querzola, F
DNS Jacques Blot, F
568 4 750 77
1038.884
 
30 DNF 57 Austin, GB
Austin Seven 'Grasshopper'
Charles Dodson, GB
Bert Hadley, GB
748 4 750 74
998.408
Engine
31 DNF 55 R. Marsh, GB
Austin Seven 'Grasshopper'
Mrs Kaye Petre, CDN/GB
G Mangan, GB
748 4 750 72
971.424
Engine
32 DNF 51 Team Autosports, GB
Singer Nine Le Mans Replica
Norman Black, GB
John Donald Barnes, GB
DNS Alf Langley, GB
972 4 1.1 72
971.424
Ignition
33 DNF 45 Gordini, F
Simca - Fiat 508S Balilla
Jacques Blot, F
Henri Ferrand, F
DNS Victor Camerano, F
996 4 1.1 55
742.060
 
34 DNF 29 Frazer Nash, GB
Frazer Nash - BMW 328
Harold John Aldington, GB
A. F. P. Fane, GB
1971 6 2.0 43
580.156
Timing gear
35 DNF 35 Mme Anne-Cecile Rose-Itier, F
(Adler, D ?)
Adler Trumpf Rennlimousine
Mme Anne-Cecile Rose-Itier, F
Baron Fritz Huschke von Hanstein, D
DNS B Lesbros,
1500 4 1.5 40
539.680
 
36 DNF 15 Jacques Seylair, F
Delahaye 135 CS
Jack Seylair, F
Paul Bénazet, F
DNS Jean Trémoulet, F
3568 6 5.0 36
485.712
 
37 DNF 56 John Carr, GB
Austin Seven 'Grasshopper'
Charles Goodacre, GB
Dennis Buckley, GB
DNS Seriwena,
748 4 750 32
431.744
Out of fuel
38 DNF 40 Yves Giraud-Cabantous, F
Chenard & Walcker
G (Marcel ?) Contet, F
Charles Roux, F
DNS Yves Giraud-Cabantous,F
1752
s/c
4 2.0 32
431.744
 
39 DNF 3 Arthur W. Fox, GB
Lagonda LG45
Johnny Hindmarsh, GB
Charles Brackenbury, GB
4469 6
V12?
5.0 30
404.760
Valves
40 DNF 39 Ecurie Eudel / Jean Trévoux, F
Riley TT Sprite
Jean Trévoux, F
Guy Lapchin, F
1493 4 1.5 11
148.412
Cracked cylinder
41 DNF 4 Raymond Sommer, F
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 A Spider
Raymond Sommer, F
Giovanni Battista Guidotti, I
2905
s/c
  5.0 11
148.412
 
42 DNF 12 Eugéne Chaboud, F
Delahaye 135 CS
Eugéne Chaboud, F
Jean Trémoulet, F
DNS René Dreyfus, F
3644 6 5.0 9
121.428
Accident
43 DNF 7 André M. Embiricos, GR
Talbot T150C
Nicholas S. Embiricos, GR
"Raph" (Marquis Raphaël Béthenod de las Casas), F (RA ?)
4008 6 5.0 9
121.428
Accident
44 DNF 38 Ecurie Eudel, F
Riley TT Sprite
Raoul Forestier, F
Roger Caron, CH
1494 4 1.5 8
107.936
Accident
45 DNF 30 BMW, D
BMW 328
Fritz Roth, D
Uli Richter, D
DNS Ernst Henne, D
1971 6 2.0 8
107.936
Accident
46 DNF 28 David Murray, GB
Frazer Nash - BMW 328
David Murray, GB
Pat Fairfield, ZA/GB*
1972 6 2.0 8
107.936
*Fatal accident
47 DNF 20 René Kippeurt
Bugatti T44
"Rekip" (René Kippeurt), F*
René Poulain, F
DNS Marcel Horvilleur, F
2997 8 3.0 8
107.936
*Fatal accident
48 DNF 21 Luigi Chinetti, I
Talbot T150C
Luigi Chinetti, I
Louis Chiron, MC
3993 6 5.0 7
94.444
Engine
                   
49 DNS
DNF?
44 Gordini, F
Simca - Fiat 508S Balilla
Angelo Molinari, I
Marino Zanardi, I
996 4 1.1    
                   
50 DNA   Lycett
Bentley
Oliver Bertram, GB
Bill Pacey, GB
         
51 DNA   Michael Collier, GB
Aston Martin
-
-
         
52 DNA  
Alfa Romeo (2900 A ?)
Tazio Nuvolari, I
Luigi Chinetti, I
         
53 DNA  
Alfa Romeo
J M Dixon, G
-
         
54 DNA  
Bugatti
René Poulain, F
Raymond de Saugé Destrez, F
         
55 DNA  
Simca - Fiat
Carlo Nazarro, I
R Robert, F
         
56 DNA  
Rally
Audeaux,
Jean Breillet, F
         
57 DNA 5 Talbot, F
Talbot T150C
-
-
3993 6 5.0    
58 DNA 6 Talbot, F
Talbot T150C
Louis Chiron, MC
Luigi Chinetti, I
3993 6 5.0    
59 DNA 21
Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Pescara
-
-
         
60 DNA 22
Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Pescara
-
-
         
61 DNA 23
Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Pescara
-
-
         
62 DNA 24
Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Pescara
-
-
         

 

Class Winners:

12th Biennial Cup
(Rudge-Whitworth Cup)
M H Morris-Goodall / R P Hitchens Aston Martin
Index of Performance J P Wimille / R Benoist Bugatti
3001 - 5000 cc J P Wimille / R Benoist Bugatti
2001 - 3000 cc J de Valence / L Gérard Delage
1501 - 2000 cc Graf Orssich / R Sauerwein Adler
1101 - 1500 cc J M Skeffington / R C Murton-Neale Aston Martin
751 - 1100 cc J E Vernet / Mme Largeot Simca
< 750 J Viale / A Alin Simca