- Photo: Mathieu Bonnevie for Classic Driver © 2017

Les Grandes Heures at Montlhéry was a true temple of speed…

Last weekend, the history-steeped banking of the Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry reverberated by the sound of horsepower once again.

With its perilously high banking and challenging 12km road course, Montlhéry demanded the utmost respect from every driver and motorcyclist who competed there in period. Located on the outskirts of Paris, the track bore witness to some of the finest inter-War Grands Prix, countless speed records, and, of course, the famous 1,000km sports car races. Tragically, a number of fatal accidents — including the deaths of Peter Lindner, Franco Patria, and three marshals in 1964 — highlighted the suburban circuit’s flaws.

For the full story and all imagery, go to www.classicdriver.com/en/article/cars/les-grandes-heures-montlhery-was-a-true-temple-speed

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Comments (2)

  • What's the car in front? looks a bit like a 250lm... but obviously isn't...

      4 years ago
    • It is a 250LM (chassis 8165 the last made to be precise). It is fitted with the extended Diogo nose and also uniquely has a fibreglass body.

        4 years ago