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Alpine Tricolore Mind: The New Exhibition At The 24 Hours of LeMans Museum


LEMANS, France, 25 May, 2024 -  Starting from Saturday, May 25, 2024, the 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum is set to welcome a new temporary exhibition: Alpine Tricolore Mind. It’s an opportunity for families and enthusiasts to discover or rediscover the history, as well as the numerous connections with the 24 Hours of Le Mans: from the first participation to the era of the Hypercar.


Several themes will be addressed in this exhibition:

  • Rédélé: Driver and Constructor

The Renault Charles Deutsch Barquette, based on a 4CV, is a car driven by Jean Rédélé (who participated twice in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1952 and 1953). Jean Rédélé is one of the first drivers to embark on a career as a constructor to obtain a vehicle capable of leading him to victory. Other drivers will follow the same path, such as Jean Rondeau or Yves Courage.

  • Overall Victory!

In 1978, the A442B secured a victory in the overall classification, in the top category with two French drivers, Didier Pironi and Jean Pierre Jaussaud (at that time, only two drivers shared the wheel). Subsequently, no French manufacturer would achieve victory until Peugeot in 1992.

  • From the Olympics to the 24 Hours of Le Mans

The Alpine A210, featured in the exhibition, participated three times in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 1969, the Alpine A210, driven by Jean-Claude Killy (world ski champion and triple Olympic champion), helped create a link between the Olympic Games and Le Mans!

  • From the Track to the Screens

The Alpine A210 and A220 have frequently appeared in cinema. The Alpine A210 was presented as a prototype of the Vaillant team. The most famous appearance is undoubtedly the A110 Berlinette in the TV series “Les aventures de Michel Vaillant,” broadcast in 1967 on ORTF channel. Henri Grandsire played the role of Michel Vaillant and was a driver in the Alpine-Renault team in the early 1960s, in endurance and single-seaters.



Opening Hours :

This exhibition is available for exploration every day from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM with the last entry at 6:00 PM.