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The aftermath of the 1955 Le Mans disaster in which 83 spectators were killed and 120 injured

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

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June 11, 1955 – Le Mans disaster: eighty-three people are killed and at least 100 are injured after two race cars collide in the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans

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.

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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.

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The 1955 Le Mans Tragedy. The Disaster Crash from the Mike Hawthorn Tribute Site, an in depth analysis....He drove a Jaguar with such fervou...