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From the Editor…
So, as far as we Brits are concerned, summer has finally arrived – and in style! With temperatures regularly in the high-20s Centigrade, and far higher in some places, already there’s talk of it being the hottest summer since 1976. All I know is that this coming weekend, it will be even hotter for a large group of Porsche enthusiasts as they (we) head for Le Mans Classic, where 30+ degree temperatures are promised.
“LE MANS CLASSIC IS THE GREATEST MOTOR RACING EVENT IN THE WORLD”
Anyone who’s been to Le Mans will know that, with all the asphalt and concrete structures (pits, grandstands, etc), there will be little respite from the heat, and real world temperatures are likely to be far higher than those promised on the weather forecasts, on-line or on TV. But do we care? Of course not! Let’s face it, we all know that Le Mans will either be searingly hot, or Biblically wet – there doesn’t seem to be any in-between.
For me personally, Le Mans Classic is the greatest motor racing event in the world, not only because of the cars that always show up, but the atmosphere is like no other. Walking through the assembly area at midnight, listening to a Turbo RSR warming up, or watching 935s spit flames as they slow for the chicane makes up for any discomfort due to temperature or precipitation. I can’t wait…
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