Photo: Roger Jenkins
L’Association Virage de Mulsanne, the organisation which, for the past six years, has arranged the highly popular gathering of historic vehicles and enthusiasts, has announced its theme for its 2018 event.
At a presentation in Mulsanne on the evening of March 20, President of the Association David Mousty announced that Corvette will be the theme for the day-long celebration of the automobile and the 24 Heures du Mans, this year held on Friday June 15.
“This emblematic brand is naturally associated in Europe with the 24 Hours of Le Mans,” said David Mousty. “Let’s not forget that the first Corvettes raced in the 1960 race,” David Mousty continued, recalling the three Corvettes entered by Briggs Cunningham in the French classic.
The American manufacturer has won eight times at Le Circuit de la Sarthe.
For all enthusiasts of the Great Race gathered at Le Mans, a visit to Virage de Mulsanne on Friday June 15 is a must. 2017’s event, in honour of Jaguar, saw a spectacular gathering of vehicles, some delicious local food and beverages and a chance to walk quietly down the iconic circuit from Mulsanne Corner towards Indianapolis less than a day before the lights go out for the the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Make a date to be there – you’ll regret it if you’re not!