1929 24 Hours of Le Mans

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1929 24 Hours of Le Mans
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The 1929 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 7th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 15 and 16 June 1929.

Prior to the event, the ACO modified the course near the actual town of Le Mans so that it did not enter as far into the suburbs. The shortcut was built at the ACO's expense, and shortened the track length by approximately a kilometer.

Official results[edit]

Le Mans in 1929
Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
1 8.0 1 United Kingdom Bentley Motors Ltd. United Kingdom Woolf Barnato
United Kingdom Henry Birkin
Bentley Speed Six
"Old Number One"
Bentley 6.6L I6 174
2 5.0 9 United Kingdom Bentley Motors Ltd. United Kingdom Jack Dunfee
United Kingdom Glen Kidston
Bentley 4½ Litre Bentley 4.4L I4 167
3 5.0 10 United Kingdom Bentley Motors Ltd. United Kingdom Dr. Dudley Benjafield
France André d'Erlanger
Bentley 4½ Litre Bentley 4.4L I4 159
4 5.0 8 United Kingdom Bentley Motors Ltd. United Kingdom Frank Clement
France Jean Chassagne
Bentley 4½ Litre Bentley 4.4L I4 156
5 8.0 5 France Stutz Paris France Guy Bouriat
France Philippe de Rothschild
Stutz DV32 Stutz 5.3L Supercharged I8 153
6 5.0 14 No Team Name France Henri Stoffel
France Robert Benoist
Chrysler 75 Chrysler 4.1L I6 152
7 5.0 15 No Team Name France Cyril de Vere
France Marcel Mongin
Chrysler 77 Chrysler 4.1L I6 149
8 1.5 21 No Team Name United Kingdom Kenneth Peacock
United Kingdom Sammy Newsome
Lea-Francis Hyper TT Meadows 1.5L Supercharged I4 135
9 1.1 26 France Pierre Fenaille France Louis Balart
France Louis Debeugny
Tracta S.C.A.P 1.0L Supercharged I4[1] 128
10 1.1 27 France Pierre Fenaille France Jean-Albert Grégoire
France Fernand Vallon
Tracta S.C.A.P. 1.0L Supercharged I4[1] 126

Did Not Finish[edit]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
11 8.0 6 United Kingdom Colonel Warwick Wright United Kingdom Capt. George E.T. Eyston
United Kingdom Richard Watney
Stutz DV32 Stutz 5.3L Supercharged I8 104
12 1.5 20 France Bollack, Netter et Cie (B.N.C.) France Lucien Desvaux
France Auguste Garalp
B.N.C. B.N.C. 1.5L I4 88
13 5.0 7 No Team Name United Kingdom A.C. Saunders-Davies
United Kingdom C.W. Fiennes
Invicta S-Type Meadows 4.5L I6 78
14 2.0 19 No Team Name United Kingdom W.R. Hutchinson
United Kingdom R.F. Turner
S.A.R.A. SP7 S.A.R.A. 1.8L I4 73
15 1.1 25 France Pierre Fenaille France Lucien Lemesle
France Maurice Benoist
Tracta S.C.A.P. 1.0L Supercharged I4[1] 70
16 8.0 4 France C.T. Weymann France Éduoard Brisson
Monaco Louis Chiron
Stutz DV32 Stutz 5.3L Supercharged I8 65
17 1.1 24 France Pierre Fenaille France Roger Bourcier
France "Tribaudot"
Tracta Cozette 1.0L Supercharged I4
(2-Stroke)[1]
43
18 2.0 16 United Kingdom Fox & Nichol United Kingdom Tim Rose-Richards
United Kingdom Brian E. Lewis
Lagonda OH Lagonda 2.0L I4 29
19 1.1 29 France Bollack, Netter et Cie (B.N.C.) France Jean Lajeune
France Maurice Faure
B.N.C. B.N.C. 1.0L I4 24
20 2.0 18 No Team Name France Gaston Mottet
United Kingdom Douglas Hawkes
S.A.R.A. SP7 S.A.R.A. 1.8L I4 22
21 1.5 22 No Team Name United Kingdom Cyril Paul
United Kingdom William Urquhart Dykes
Alvis 12/75 Alvis 1.5L Supercharged I4 21
22 8.0 2 No Team Name France Alfredo Luis Miranda
United States Charles Moran Jr.
Du Pont Model G
Speedster Le Mans
Continental 5.3L I8 20
23 1.1 30 No Team Name France Michel Doré
France Jean Treunet
B.N.C. B.N.C. 1.0L I4 15
24 750 31 No Team Name France "Trillaud"
France Henri Lachner
D'Yrsan Ruby 0.7 I4 9
25 5.0 11 United Kingdom Bentley Motors Ltd. United Kingdom Bernard Rubin
United Kingdom Lord Howe
Bentley 4½ Litre Bentley 4.4L I6 7

Statistics[edit]

  • Fastest Lap – #1 Bentley Motors Ltd. – 7:21
  • Distance – 2843.83 km
  • Average Speed – 118.492 km/h

Trophy Winners[edit]

  • 5th Biennial Cup – #1 Bentley Motors Ltd.
  • Index of Performance – #1 Bentley Motors Ltd.

Notes and sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Automobilia". Toutes les voitures françaises 1929 (salon [Oct] 1928) (Paris: Histoire & collections). Nr. 84s: Page 80. 2006.