01 – 02 – Third-placed crew FerrierServaninTrisconi completed the Porsche 935 1-2-3 at Le Mans

03 – Graham Hill & Henri Pescarolo won the sad 1972 Le Mans 24 Hours V12 Matra MS670

04 – June 11, 1978, Le Mans Jean-Pierre JaussaudDidier Pironi win for Renault

05 — June 15, 1969, Le Mans Jacky IckxJackie Oliver win for Ford

06 — Le - Mans 1965 —-

joyeux anniversaire Jacky …

Jacky Ickx, Martini Porsche 936/78, 1978 24 Heures du Mans

the n°5 car that Ickx drove, together with Henri Pescarolo & Jochen Mass retired & Porsche put Ickx in the n°6 car (teamed up with Bob Wollek & Jurgen Barth) in order to fight with the very competitive ELF Renault Alpine squad
however, even  with Ickx helping, Porsche wasn’t able to fend off the French & the n°2 car of Didier Pironi & Jean-Pierre Jaussaud won

sports car week … what we miss … epic liveries

the Martini Porsche 936/78 of Jacky Ickx, Bob Wollek & Jurgen Barth at the 1978 24 Heures du Mans

Porsche came 2nd that year, behind the Renault Alpine A442B driven by Didier Pironi & Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
it was quite a feat by the frenchmen, after 2 years of failing they achieved victory on their 3rd try - even a hard charging Jacky Ickx couldn’t beat the turbo powered Renault that year