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Thie Week in Auto History - The 1955 Le Mans Crash, The Ford Airplane Engine, The Rolls-Royce Jet Engine And More


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Tragic Crash at Le Mans: When Pierre Levegh’s Mercedes-Benz catapulted into the stands, 83 spectators died, as did Levegh, while 120 more were injured. In the aftermath, many motor races were canceled and Switzerland even banned racing.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2012/06/11/this-week-in-automotive-history--june-11-17