1956: Mike Hawthorn takes a preview lap of Le Mans in a Jaguar D Type.

This is a great time capsule film  from 1956 of Le Mans winner Mike Hawthorne taking a preview lap of Le Mans in a D type Jaguar. The road is open to the public and there are few close calls with cyclists. It’s not often we get to see period cars in action during the golden age of sports car racing.

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4 Responses to 1956: Mike Hawthorn takes a preview lap of Le Mans in a Jaguar D Type.

  1. JND says:

    Many thanks for finding this – great footage!

  2. chris says:

    fantastic, thanks for posting

  3. paul-jacques says:

    A truly historic moment! ;-))

  4. ConcernedCitizen says:

    at 1:46 Cyclists everywhere………….oh well…..typical French ……………HAaaaaaaaaaaaa

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