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Track action scene, left to right: Car Number 20, a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, (Theo Helfrich and Helmut Niedermayr, co-drivers), Car Number 1, a Cunningham C-4R, (Briggs Cunningham and Bill Spear co-drivers, Car Number 12, a Ferrari 340 America (Luigi Chinetti and Jean Lucas, co-drivers), Car Number 21, a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, (Hermann Lang and Fritz Riess, co-drivers).

24 Hours of Le Mans

  • Title 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • Source George Phillips Photograph Collection  
  • Description Track action scene, left to right: Car Number 20, a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, (Theo Helfrich and Helmut Niedermayr, co-drivers), Car Number 1, a Cunningham C-4R, (Briggs Cunningham and Bill Spear co-drivers, Car Number 12, a Ferrari 340 America (Luigi Chinetti and Jean Lucas, co-drivers), Car Number 21, a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, (Hermann Lang and Fritz Riess, co-drivers).
  • Years 1952  
  • Date 1952-06-14
  • Photographer George Phillips  
  • City Le Mans  
  • Country France  
  • Marque Mercedes-Benz   Cunningham   Ferrari  
  • Model Mercedes-Benz 300 SL   Cunningham C-4R   Ferrari 340 America  
  • Group/Class S 3.0   S 8.0   S 5.0  
  • Vehicle Markings Car Number 20, W83-3786 (front registration plate), Car Number 1, Car Number 12, Car Number 21, W83-3784 (front registration plate)
  • Event 24 Hours of Le Mans  
  • Venue Circuit de la Sarthe  
  • Entrant Daimler Benz AG   B. S. Cunningham   Luigi Chinetti  
  • Race Data Theo Helfrich and Helmut Niedermayr co-driving Car Number 20, a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, qualified ninth and finished second overall and second in class in the 24 hours race. Briggs Cunningham and Bill Spear co-driving Car Number 1, a Cunningham C-4R, qualified twentieth-eighth and finished fourth overall and first in class in the 24 hours race. Luigi Chinetti and Jean Lucas co-driving Car Number 12, a Ferrari 340 America, qualified twelfth, but were disqualified in the 24 hours race. Hermann Lang and Fritz Riess co-driving Car Number 21, a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, qualified tenth and finished first overall in the 24 hours race.
  • Identifier 2006-001PHIL-1952-b1_16.3_0004
  • Original Format black-and-white negatives  
  • Rights Copyright has been assigned to The Revs Institute. Although copyright was transferred by the donor, copyright in some items in the collection may still be held by their respective creator. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright which may be involved in the use of this collection.

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