Between 1924 and 1930, the very early years of the 24 hours of Le Mans endurance race, British car manufacturer Bentley dominated the winners podium with 5 victories.
A review of all the blogs posted by SMITHS Instruments in 2018. The articles discussed topics including the rally success of the Mini Cooper in the 1960s, new speedometer for the series 1 Land Rover, and the 6oth anniversary for the Austin Healey Sprite.
To celebrate the Le Mans Classic, we look at the constructors who have won the most 24 hour of Le Mans races before the year 2000.
In the 1950s, a Jaguar car won the 24 hours of Le Mans on 5 separate occasions, with the Jaguar D Type winning 3 years in a row from 1955 to 1957. It was a golden decade for British cars at Le Mans.
In August 2017, an Aston Martin DBR1 became the most expensive British car ever sold at an auction for £17.5 million and the car featured the original SMITHS speedometer and other gauges.
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