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  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    GRAPHIC - The Le Mans disaster - dead, injured and rescuers in the spectator area opposite the pits - 'Levegh's wrecked Mercedes-Benz burning in the right background

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    GRAPHIC - The Le Mans disaster - dead, injured and rescuers in the spectator area opposite the pits - 'Levegh's wrecked Mercedes-Benz burning in the right background

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, number 20, of Pierre Levegh and John Fitch.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 20 (with air brake open) is the works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR chassis 0006/55 driven by Levegh and John Fitch, entering the braking area for Les Esses.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Pierre Levegh drives car number 8, a Talbot Lago T26GS. Car number 8 retired.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 8, Pierre Levegh and René Marchand Talbot-Lago T26GS Barquette. Levegh attempted to drive the entire 24 Hours by himself.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    1955 Pierre Levegh accident

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 20 - Karl Kling driving this works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR during practice, with air brake fully open entering the Dunlop Curve. For the race, car number 20 was assigned to Pierre Levegh/John Fitch and was destroyed in Levegh's catastrophic fatal accident.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, number 19, of Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss, driven by Pierre Levegh here in practice. The Lagonda DP166, number 1, of Reg Parnell and Dennis Poore, follows.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Pierre Levegh drives car number 8, a Talbot Lago T26GS. Car number 8 retired.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 24 is the works Aston Martin DB3S chassis 7 driven by Roy Salvadori and Peter Walker. Car number 10 is the Ecurie Francorchamps Jaguar D-Type XKD503 driven by Johnny Claes and Jacques Swaters. Car number 20 is the works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR chassis 0006/55 driven by Levegh and John Fitch. ("Levegh" was the pseudonym of Pierre Eugène Alfred Bouillin.)

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 21 is the works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR chassis 0004/55 driven by Karl Kling and André Simon. Car number 20, the works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR chassis 0006/55 driven by Levegh and John Fitch, enters the braking area for the Dunlop Curve with air brake open. ("Levegh" was the pseudonym of Pierre Eugène Alfred Bouillin.)

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 6 is the works Jaguar D-Type XKD505 driven by race winners Mike Hawthorn and Ivor Bueb. Car number 24 is the works Aston Martin DB3S chassis 7 driven by Roy Salvadori and Peter Walker. Car number 20 is the works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR chassis 0006/55 driven by Levegh and John Fitch. (Levegh was the pseudonym of Pierre Eugène Alfred Bouillin.)

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 7 is the Talbot-Lago T26GS driven by Pierre Levegh and Charles Pozzi. Car number 7 finished eighth.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Pierre Levegh drives car number 8, a Talbot Lago T26GS. Car number 8 retired.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Pierre Levegh (Bouillin) drives car number 20, the works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR co-driven by John Fitch.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Air brake closing into Les Esses on car number 20 "Levegh" (Pierre Bouillin) and John Fitch works Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, driven here by Levegh.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Talbot Lago MD driven by Pierre Levegh and René Marchand

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, number 20, of Pierre Levegh and John Fitch, with the air brake fully deployed.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    The aftermath of an accident between the Austin-Healey 100 S, number 26, of Lance Macklin and Les Leston, and the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, number 20, of Pierre Levegh and John Fitch.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Pierre Levegh drives car number 20, a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, at Tertre Rouge Corner.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Pierre Levegh drives car number 8, a Talbot Lago T26GS. Car number 8 retired.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 20, Pierre Levegh's Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR leads car number 21, Karl Kling and André Simon's Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR in Les Esses during the opening laps.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 8, Pierre Levegh and René Marchand Talbot-Lago T26GS Barquette. Levegh attempted to drive the entire 24 Hours by himself.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 20 "Levegh" (Pierre Bouillin) and John Fitch Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, driven here by Levegh and car number 23, Peter Collins and Paul Frère Aston Martin DB3S.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Car number 20, Karl Kling driving this works Mercedes-Benz 300SLR during night practice, air brake open approaching the Dunlop Curve. Car number 20 was assigned to Pierre Levegh/John Fitch for the race and would be destroyed in Levegh's catastrophic accident which also cost the lives of more than 80 spectators

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Pierre Levegh drives car number 8, a Talbot Lago T26GS. Car number 8 retired.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    GRAPHIC - The Le Mans disaster - dead, injured and rescuers in the spectator area opposite the pits - 'Levegh's wrecked Mercedes-Benz burning in the right background

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    Pierre Levegh drives car number 20, a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, at Mulsanne Corner.

  • 24 Hours of Le Mans

    24 Hours of Le Mans

    In front is car number 12, a Ferrari 340 MM Pininfarina Berlinetta, co-driven by Leslie Johnson and Bert Hadley. Directly behind are car number 17 and car number 7. Car number 17 is a Jaguar C-Type co-driven by Stirling Moss and Peter Walker. Car number 7 is a Talbot Lago T26GS co-driven by Pierre Levegh and Charles Pozzi.

  • Goodwood Nine Hours

    Goodwood Nine Hours

    Car number 9, Pierre Levegh and Philippe Etancelin's Talbot T26GS. Spectators watch from behind the barrier.

  • Goodwood Nine Hours

    Goodwood Nine Hours

    Midfield starters in the 9-Hour race. Car number 9 is the Pierre Levegh and Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago T26GS.

  • Goodwood Nine Hours

    Goodwood Nine Hours

    Pierre Levegh drives car number 9, Talbot Lago T26GS.

  • Lance Macklin and Pierre Levegh
  • Monaco Grand Prix
  • Monaco Grand Prix
  • Monaco Grand Prix
  • Monaco Grand Prix
  • Monaco Grand Prix
  • Monaco Grand Prix
  • Monte Carlo Rally

    Monte Carlo Rally

    Talbot driven by Pierre Levegh and H. Marmonler.

  • Monte Carlo Rally

    Monte Carlo Rally

    Talbot driven by Pierre Levegh and H. Marmonler.

  • Monte Carlo Rally

    Monte Carlo Rally

    Talbot driven by Pierre Levegh and H. Marmonler.

  • Rouen Grand Prix

    Rouen Grand Prix

    Pierre Levegh (Pierre Bouillin) drives car number 8, a Talbot-Lago T26C.

  • Rouen Grand Prix

    Rouen Grand Prix

    Talbot-Lago T26Cs driven by Philippe Etancelin, car number 6, and Pierre Levegh (Pierre Bouillin), car number 8