50 years ago the 24 hours‘ race in Le Mans took place for the 36th time. Almost – because of some students‘ riots in the country and the strikes thereof, this legendary race had to be postponed until the 28th/29th September.
For his JWA GULF racing team, John Wyer advanced the Ford GT 40 for this race. The most experienced duo were Pedro Rodríguez and Lucien Bianchi, both of them frequent participants in the Le Mans races. Rodríguez and Bianchi forged ahead of the race and with a lead of 5 rounds and 4452,880 kilometres (185.536 km/h) they had the overall victory, the first for the JWA GULF racing team. More information on the course of this race and the results can be found here.
Also this year, GULF-Racing started in this race with a Porsche RSR. After a good qualification the team competed in the race full of expectations. But they were entangled into an accident right at the beginning through no fault of their own. With the repiar of their fast car the lost time that they could not regain. The team fought back to a respectable 10th place after 324 laps.
Ben Barker mentioned: „It is a pity that after 24 hours we could not reach the place we wished. The car was very fast throughout the race, even after the accident. The team made a fantastic job with no mistakes. The accident at the beginning was simply bad luck.“ (from speed-magazine.de)
On the occasion of the jubilee our model JIM is offered as a Le Mans Special Edition “First Victory“ now for a limited period of time. Upon request, we refine the frame for you in cooperation with our German partner. The Special Edition will show a laser engravement on the left lens and on the tinbox as well as a special lightblue colouring of the metal sidepiece.
High value spring hinges, adjustable carbon fibre temples with rubber inside as well as lenses with antireflection coating are part of the equipment on this Special Edition as well.
Don’t miss this one-time opportunity and order the Special Le Mans Edition until 30tth June 2018. After that, JIM will be individualized especially for you. Special Edition “First Victory”