Richard Attwood Interview. 1970 Le Mans Winner. Porsche 917

crankandpiston.com catches up with former 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Richard Attwood to ask how significant his 1970 win really is, how close he really came to securing victory a year earlier, why Porsche may have its work cut out on its return to Le Mans in 2014, and why the iconic Porsche 917 is actually a bit of a… » 11/01/13 7:06am 11/01/13 7:06am

Watch Toyota's Beautiful Movie About Le Mans

Toyota went to race at Le Mans this year for the second round since leaving the series in 1999 and grabbed 2nd and 4th place in the top prototype category against (then only) 11-time champion Audi. And they will be back for more. » 8/28/13 1:11pm 8/28/13 1:11pm

Porsche 908/80. Dubai, UAE. In name only

Amidst 24 Hours of Le Mans ‘most successful’ stories you’ll find your Porsches (courtesy of 16 victories at La Sarthe between 1970 and 1998), your Audis (thanks to 12 wins in 14 years), your Tom Kristensens (record holder for most wins with nine, 1997-2013) and your Jacky Ickxs (former record holder with six,… » 8/12/13 9:47am 8/12/13 9:47am

Get Excited Because Renault Is Bringing Alpine Back To LeMans

Remember last year when we got all giddy because Renault hooked up with Caterham to revive the storied Alpine brand? Now there's a reason to get even more giddy: Alpine is going racing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year. » 3/08/13 11:46am 3/08/13 11:46am

Motorsports Legend Explains How He Lost The 24-Hour Of Le Mans By One…

Sometimes having a kid brings unexpected benefits. In this case, my two-year old, Otto (known for his Porsche-hood-standing skills) is friends with another two year old, Lino, whose mom is a friend of my wife, and who is married to a man whose father happens to be 1970 LeMans winner and all around racing legend Hans… » 11/07/12 12:20pm 11/07/12 12:20pm

Understanding GT Sports Car Racing: A Class-By-Class Guide

International sports car racing is unbelievably confusing, with a half dozen classes that all look the same and have nearly the same names. Here's a simple guide that unravels the whole tangled mess. » 10/08/12 3:00pm 10/08/12 3:00pm

What's It Like To Drive A Porsche 962 Racecar?

The Porsche 962 is one of the most storied of the company's many storied racecars. In 1987, wearing Rothman's livery, the 962 won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, giving Porsche its record seventh consecutive victory. But, what's that monster like to drive? Let's find out. » 9/27/12 3:00pm 9/27/12 3:00pm

The 2012 24 Hours Of Le Mans: Über Gallery

It was a little depressing to watch Toyota and the DeltaWing fall out of the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year to let Audi steamroll the race with little drama through the rest of the classes. At times, though, the beauty of the race took over. » 6/19/12 5:30pm 6/19/12 5:30pm

This Video Of A Racer's Desperate Repair Effort Might Make You Cry

There's more to racing than cars and there was no more compelling moment in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans than when driver Satoshi Motoyama tried in vain to fix his crashed DeltaWing racecar, weeping as he failed to get it back in the race. » 6/18/12 2:00pm 6/18/12 2:00pm

Mazda Returns To Le Mans Next Year With McDreamy Skyactiv Diesel

Patrick Dempsey is your racing savior. The actor-turned-driver's team will campaign a Skyactiv diesel-powered LMP2 car in the 24 Hours Of Le Mans next year. Not only will this bring the famous automaker back to the place of its greatest motorsports victory, it'll help break Nissan's stranglehold on the LMP2 category. » 6/18/12 10:00am 6/18/12 10:00am

Audi E-Tron Becomes First Hybrid Car To Win Le Mans

Every win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans is historic, but the Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro's 1-2 victory was especially noteworthy as the vehicles were the first hybrids to win the prestigious auto racing marathon. Let's just not confuse these with your grandma's Prius. » 6/17/12 12:00pm 6/17/12 12:00pm