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August 17, 2017
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Le Mans Panoramic

Le Mans Panoramic

By Gavin Ireland
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Hardback • 300x200mm • 224 pages • 118 pictures

ISBN: 978-1-845842-43-7


£ 35.00 + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)

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Features

• A unique wide angle view of the world’s greatest motor race
• Groundbreaking panoramic photography
• Captures the spirit and atmosphere of the Le Mans 24 Hours
• Features the classic battles between Audi and Peugeot

Description

The Le Mans 24 Hours is the ultimate endurance race, and a classic feature of the motorsport calendar. This book captures the sheer scale and drama of this legendary race as never before, using specialist panoramic photography to give an unprecedented wide angle view of how the race is entered, watched, won, and lost. It is a timeless tribute to the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Synopsis

The Le Mans 24 Hours is the ultimate endurance race, a true test of man and machine. It is a classic feature of the motorsport calendar, attracting more than 230,000 people to the track every year to see one of the greatest spectacles in racing.
Shot over two years, this book’s specialist panoramic photography gives a real sense of the many aspects that make up the Le Mans experience: the sun setting on night time qualifying, brake discs glowing in the dark, sprawling fan camp sites, and the elation as battered cars complete the epic race.
The photos in the book were taken at the height of the battle between Audi and Peugeot for dominance of the track. Featuring the R15, 908 and R18, as well as the other great marques of Le Mans, including Aston Martin, Corvette, Ferrari, and Porsche, this book is a timeless tribute to the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Independent Reviews

If you understood not a word of either English or French, the two languages of this book, it would still be a treasure simply for the author's images as he captures the spirit of the legendary event on a historic racing circuit near a fabled French town.
Vintage Racecar / Vintage Roadcar USA

If you would like to feel a little like spending a day in the French countryside listening to the dulcet tones of modern engines this book will appeal.
Oily Rag Magazine

The Le Mans 24 Hours is the ultimate endurance race, and a classic feature of the motorsport calendar. This book captures the sheer scale and drama of this legendary race as never before, using specialist panoramic photography to give an unprecedented wide angle view of how the race is entered, watched, won, and lost. It is a timeless tribute to the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Startline

... here is a book packed from cover to cover with glossy photographs, not just of the race, but the locale, build-up, and the aftermath. It's the atmospheric shots you end up staring at for longer than the race cars. Definitely one for the shelf - another hit for Veloce.
Track Driver

If it came with a soundtrack it would be very much like being there.
Vintage Racecar

This photo book includes some stunning images of the Le Mans 24 Hours. It doesn't just cover the action, but also the weeks leading up to it and the unique atmosphere around the circuit.
MotorSport

… a timeless 220-page love letter to the Circuit de la Sarthe.
Classic Cars

… [Gavin] Ireland gives you a taste of what it's like to really be there… In every aspect, a truly fun book.
Speed Readers

Well worth a look, especially if you're a Le Mans pilgrim.
Classic Cars

Ireland clearly has a good eye for composition, and there are some lovely shots taken using panoramic lenses.
Octane

Definitely one for the shelf – another hit for Veloce.
TrackDriver

Featuring the recent battles between Audi and Peugeot as well as other great marques including Aston Martin, Ferrari. and Porsche, this book is a timeless tribute to the 24 Hours.
Classic Car Weekly

Tight writing and superb photographs make this a book a pleasure to read and hold - and gives a real appreciation of the 24 hours of hard work in the race.
connexionfrance.com

Additional Information

Period covered: 2010 and 2011

   

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