1955 Le Mans Victims | Dead and Injured in the Grandstands After the Accident

Recalling the Le Mans Crash 0f 1955

1955 Le Mans Victims | Dead and Injured in the Grandstands After the Accident

June 11, 1955 Lemans disaster. Spectators flee as the Mercedes-Benz exploded as it hit the grandstand. Parts of the wreckage were blown into the enclosure killing at least 80 people. The driver, Pierre Levegh, was killed outright. This was the biggest disaster at a motor racing circuit up to that time. Mercedes-Benz withdrew from all motor racing at the end of the 1955 season and didn't return until 1987.

June 11, 1955 Lemans disaster. Spectators flee as the Mercedes-Benz exploded as it hit the grandstand. Parts of the wreckage were blown into the enclosure killing at least 80 people. The driver, Pierre Levegh, was killed outright. This was the biggest disaster at a motor racing circuit up to that time. Mercedes-Benz withdrew from all motor racing at the end of the 1955 season and didn't return until 1987.

79 people die in the worst tragedy in the history of motor racing - the Le Mans Disaster of 1955: http://www.britishpathe.com/video/le-mans-disaster

79 people die in the worst tragedy in the history of motor racing - the Le Mans Disaster of 1955: http://www.britishpathe.com/video/le-mans-disaster

84 people dead Horrific 1955 Le Mans disaster completes 60 years today (1)

84 people dead Horrific 1955 Le Mans disaster completes 60 years today (1)

Austin Healey racing car involved in 1955 Le Mans disaster to sell for £1m | Mail Online

Austin-Healey racing car at centre of 1955 Le Mans disaster that killed 84 is set to sell for £1m

Austin Healey racing car involved in 1955 Le Mans disaster to sell for £1m | Mail Online

1955 Le Mans Disaster by Ryan Duffey

1955 Le Mans Disaster

James Hunt, Hesketh-Ford, #24, (finished 8th), Swiss GP, held on August 24 at the Dijon-Prenois racetrack in France, due to a ban on motor racing in Switzerland since the 1955 Le Mans disaster, 1975.

James Hunt, Hesketh-Ford, #24, (finished 8th), Swiss GP, held on August 24 at the Dijon-Prenois racetrack in France, due to a ban on motor racing in Switzerland since the 1955 Le Mans disaster, 1975.

WATCH! Footage of Le Mans Disaster (1955) - https://www.thevintagenews.com/2015/08/08/watch-footage-of-le-mans-disaster-1955/

WATCH! Footage of Le Mans Disaster (1955) - https://www.thevintagenews.com/2015/08/08/watch-footage-of-le-mans-disaster-1955/

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