With the dawn of the era of mechanised transport in the late nineteenth century, Le Mans became the birthplace
of some of the most remarkable horseless carriages. Ever since then it attracted the most innovative minds
to showcase their machinery to the public. The early days were long runs from Le Mans to Paris and back
to prove to the public that horseless carriages were the way of the future. This sparked a huge interest
and men who could afford them from all over the world started to purchase the vehicles, the manufactures
started to compete for their business and slowly a competition was forming.
Le Mans remains a very traditional race with the circuit being basically the same as it was in 1923, although
many improvements and safety features have been incorporated. The race has always brought together
professional and amateur racing drivers, with vehicles competing from large factory teams, like Ferrari,
Porsche and Mercedes, as well as smaller companies who produce their own prototype racing cars, such as
Pescarolo, Shelby and Rondeau.
The rules of Le Mans are very unique in that they allow Prototype cars, built as one off’s to compete.
This has insured that throughout the years the cars have always incorporated cutting edge engineering,
design and technology. Because of this standard road cars are now the sophisticated machines that are an
integral part of human life directly because of the Le Mans race.
Le Mans in 2010
off loading the cars at scrutineering
wheeling the cars out onto the start line
The famous Le Mans start
the Excitment, buzz and anticipation is like nothing else
24 hours of racing, the ultimate test for man and machine
It is our intention to become the first South African manufacturer to have a car run in the prestigious event.