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1949 in Motorsport: 1949 24 Hours of le Mans, 1949 Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing Season, 1949 Individual Speedway World Championship Books LLC

1949 in Motorsport: 1949 24 Hours of le Mans, 1949 Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing Season, 1949 Individual Speedway World Championship

Books LLC

Published May 31st 2010
ISBN : 9781157517122
Paperback
38 pages
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Chapters: 1949 24 Hours of le Mans, 1949 Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing Season, 1949 Individual Speedway World Championship, 1949 Australian Grand Prix, 1949 Team Speedway Polish Championship, 1949 Indianapolis 500, List of 1949 Motorsport Champions,MoreChapters: 1949 24 Hours of le Mans, 1949 Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing Season, 1949 Individual Speedway World Championship, 1949 Australian Grand Prix, 1949 Team Speedway Polish Championship, 1949 Indianapolis 500, List of 1949 Motorsport Champions, 1949 Individual Speedway Polish Championship. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 37. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The 1949 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 17th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on June 25 and 26 1949. This was the first race held following the end of World War II. The war (and specifically the invasion of France) had caused racing at Le Mans to be stopped following the 1939 event and later elsewhere in the world. Even though the war had ended four years prior, major reconstruction throughout France meant that the return of the race was of secondary concern, and thus was not run until after France had established itself again. Luigi Chinetti won the race in the first Ferrari barchetta by driving 23.5 hours. This race also saw the death of French driver Pierre Marechal when his Aston Martin DB1 was involved in an accident late in the race. ...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=514989