New Le Mans 24 Hour Race Car Exhibit
- 21 July 2017
Bill Richardson Transport World has created a new pop up exhibit in celebration of New Zealander's Earl Bamber and Brendan Hartley’s success at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.
Le Mans is an elite endurance sports car race held near the town of Le Mans in France. Sports cars race around the track for 24 hours straight, making it a race of endurance as much as speed.
Kiwis Earl Bamber and Brendan Hartley drove a Porsche 919 Hybrid to first place in June 2017. They joined only two other Kiwis to have won Le Mans. The first two were Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon in 1966.
Earl has now won Le Mans twice, as he drove another Porsche 919 to win in 2015. He is the only New Zealander to have won Le Mans twice.
At Bill Richardson Transport World’s Le Mans exhibit you can learn about every driver to represent New Zealand on the Le Mans track, watch the moments when we crossed the finish line and see a replica of the Ford GT40 Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon drove to victory.
You can also visit a 2015 McLaren 650S Spider and one of Bruce McLaren’s first vehicles, a 1967 McLaren M4A. Lastly we have a 2005 Ford GT, a throwback to the legendary 1966 Ford GT40.
On display daily until the end of September, Bill Richardson Transport World's Le Mans display is one of ultimate Kiwi talent.