Another day, another look back at a DSC Oldie but Goldie.
This time the first of two galleries for DSC’s David Lord from a very significant race – November 2003 saw the ACO gather a very tidy field of LMP and GT machinery at a frigid (and for the race rather wet) Bugatti Circuit.
The 1000km outing served as a preview for the potential for a full Series the following season.
From those beginnings came the Le Mans Endurance Series, Le Mans Series, European le Mans Series, Japanese Le Mans Challenge, Asian Le Mans Series, Intercontinental Le Mans Challenge and the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Our first gallery looks at Scrutineering, Practice and Qualifying
RML get ready to have the MG Lola Scrutineered – Phil Barker peers in – Tommy Erdos and Mike Newton to the rear
Intersport’s Judd-powered MG Lola – Duncan Dayton on the car , VClint field to the side
Chris Goodwin – Part of RML’s LMP675 effort
The Konrad Saleen
Suggy and DT
What an exceptional piece of kit the CARE Racing Ferrari 550 Maranello Proved To Be!
Future WRT Team Principal Teamed Up With Future Owner of Hammer Emporium
Ramping Up – Larbre’s Jack Leconte to the right of the 360
On a freezing day scrutineering was held indoors, away from the circuit
The Xero Corvette did not pass scrutineering!
It was still all smiles here though – Malcolm chats to Peter Le Bas to the side of the car with Mark Howson and Goodwin Jr also in attendance
Marino Franchitti – Part of the Scuderia Ecosse Line-up
Kox, Sugden, Davies, Turner – CARE Package
Scuderia Ecosse Assemble!
Lister Storm LMP
Beretta and Saelens Would Crew The JML entered Panoz GTR
Taurus Racing Lola
Branded Already For 2004
XL Racing Ferrari 550
Malcolm Cracknell, John Christie and AWOL
jan Lammers In The Racing For Holland Dome
GT1s of two diffrent eras – The Panoz has a dusty moment
Scuderia Ecosse Ferrari 360
Lock-up for the Bernard Jubin-entered Porsche
PK Sport Porsche
Konrad Saleen Rumbles By
Tom Kristensen in the Team Goh Audi R8
The Dome Ra=n On Dunlops Here
The GT Class XL Racing Ferrari 550
The Morgan – Neil Cunningham and Adam Sharpe pedalling
Morgan Aero 8
Pirelli Flag Carriers
Either That’s The Spyker Or I’m A Dutchman!
Morgan Team Boss David Dowse
Lister Storm LMP
Audi And Riley – Uneven Contest!
Courage Mon Brave
Panoz – Brutalism on Wheels!
Martin Short’s first taste of LMP900 Came Aboard Fred Goddard’s Reynard 01Q
The WR LMP02
TK Maxxing It
Noel del Bello’s Porsche
Intersport’s Riley & Scott IIIC
Robin Liddell – PK Sport’s Pirelli-Backed Hotshoe
One Of A Pair Or Racesport Salisbury TVRs
The Didier Bonnet Debora
Pescarolo’s Peugeot-Powered Courage C60 Evo
Roman Rusinov Aboard the Courage Competition C65 JPX
Liz Halliday – Part of the all-female crew in one of the TVRs
Racing for Holland Dome
Lister Legend Laurence Pearce
Low Light Lola
Adam Sharpe Waits – The Late, Great Neil Cunningham Is Aboard The Morgan
Audi Engine Detail
Stone Cold Marino
Morgan Ready To Go – Youthful-looking ‘Sheriff’ Alain Tannier in shirt and tie to the rear!