1929 24 Hours of Le Mans

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1929 24 Hours of Le Mans
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Index: Races | Winners

The 1929 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 7th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 15 and 16 June 1929.

Prior to the event, the ACO modified the course near the actual town of Le Mans so that it did not enter as far into the suburbs. The shortcut was built at the ACO's expense, and shortened the track length by approximately a kilometer.

Gallery[edit]

Official results[edit]

Class winners are denoted with bold.

Pos Class No. Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps Distance/Retired
1 8.0 1 United Kingdom Bentley Motors Limited United Kingdom Woolf Barnato
United Kingdom Henry Birkin
Bentley Speed Six Old Number One Bentley 6.6L I6 174 2,843.830 km (1,767.074 mi)
2 5.0 9 United Kingdom Bentley Motors Limited United Kingdom Jack Dunfee
United Kingdom Glen Kidston
Bentley 4½ Litre Bentley 4.4L I4 167 +7 laps
3 5.0 10 United Kingdom Bentley Motors Limited United Kingdom Dr. Dudley Benjafield
France André d'Erlanger
Bentley 4½ Litre Bentley 4.4L I4 159 +15 laps
4 5.0 8 United Kingdom Bentley Motors Limited United Kingdom Frank Clement
France Jean Chassagne
Bentley 4½ Litre Bentley 4.4L I4 156 +18 laps
5 8.0 5 France Automobiles Elite Paris France Guy Bouriat
France Philippe de Rothschild
Stutz Model M Blackhawk Stutz 5.3L Supercharged I8 153 +21 laps
6 5.0 14 France Grand Garage Saint-Didier Paris France Henri Stoffel
France Robert Benoist
Chrysler Six 75 Chrysler 4.1L I6 152 +22 laps
7 5.0 12 France Grand Garage Saint-Didier Paris France Cyril de Vere
France Marcel Mongin
Chrysler Six 77 Chrysler 4.1L I6 149 +25 laps
8 1.5 21 United Kingdom K.S. Peacock United Kingdom Kenneth Peacock
United Kingdom Sammy Newsome
Lea-Francis S-Type Hyper Meadows 1.5L Supercharged I4 135 +39 laps
9 1.1 26 France SA des Automobiles Tracta France Louis Balart
France Louis Debeugny
Tracta Type A S.C.A.P. 1.0L Supercharged I4[1] 128 +46 laps
10 1.1 27 France SA des Automobiles Tracta France Jean-Albert Grégoire
France Fernand Vallon
Tracta Type A S.C.A.P. 1.0L Supercharged I4[1] 126 +48 laps
DNF 8.0 6 United Kingdom Colonel Warwick Wright United Kingdom Capt. George Eyston
United Kingdom Dick Watney
Stutz Model M Blackhawk Stutz 5.3L Supercharged I8 104 Fuel tank
DNF 1.5 20 France Bollack, Netter et Cie France Lucien Desvaux
France Auguste Garalp
B.N.C. Acacias B.N.C. 1.5L I4 88
DNF 5.0 7 United Kingdom C.W. Fiennes United Kingdom Owen Saunders-Davies
United Kingdom Cecil Wingfield Fiennes
Invicta LC 4½ Litre Meadows 4.5L I6 78 Engine
DNF 2.0 19 France Societe des Applications à Refroidisssements par Air United Kingdom W.R. Hutchinson
United Kingdom R.F. Turner
S.A.R.A. SP7 S.A.R.A. 1.8L I4 73
DNF 1.1 25 France SA des Automobiles Tracta France Lucien Lemesle
France Maurice Benoist
Tracta Type A S.C.A.P. 1.0L Supercharged I4[1] 70 Fuel pipe
DNF 8.0 4 France Societe de Carrosserie Weymann France Éduoard Brisson
Monaco Louis Chiron
Stutz Model M Blackhawk Stutz 5.3L Supercharged I8 65 Fire, fuel hose, clutch
DNF 1.1 24 France SA des Automobiles Tracta France Roger Bourcier
France 'Tribaudot'
Tracta Speciale Cozette 1.0L Supercharged I4
(2-Stroke)[1]
43 Engine
DNF 2.0 16 United Kingdom PERR/Fox & Nicholl United Kingdom Tim Rose-Richards
United Kingdom Brian Lewis
Lagonda 2 Litre Speed Lagonda 2.0L I4 29 Head gasket
DNF 1.1 29 France Bollack, Netter et Cie France Jean Lajeune
France Maurice Faure
B.N.C. Type 527 B.N.C. 1.0L I4 24
DNF 2.0 18 France Societe des Applications à Refroidisssements par Air France Gaston Mottet
United Kingdom Douglas Hawkes
S.A.R.A. SP7 S.A.R.A. 1.8L I4 22
DNF 1.5 22 United Kingdom Alvis Car & Engineering Company United Kingdom Cyril Paul
United Kingdom Bill Urquhart-Dykes
Alvis FA8/15 Alvis 1.5L Supercharged I4 21 Engine
DNF 8.0 2 United States Du Pont Motor Company United States Alfredo Miranda Jr.
United States Charles Moran Jr.
Du Pont Model G Speedster Continental 5.3L I8 20 Transmission
DNF 1.1 30 France Bollack, Netter et Cie France Michel Doré
France Jean Treunet
B.N.C. Type 527 B.N.C. 1.0L I4 15
DNF 750 31 France Cyclecars D'Yrsan France 'Trillaud'
France Henri Lachner
D'Yrsan Grand Sport Ruby 0.7 I4 9
DNF 5.0 11 United Kingdom Bentley Motors Limited Australia Bernard Rubin
United Kingdom Earl Howe
Bentley 4½ Litre Bentley 4.4L I6 7 Ignition
DNS 1.5 23 United Kingdom Alvis Car & Engineering Company United Kingdom Sammy Davis
United Kingdom Leon Cushman
Alvis FA8/15 Alvis 1.5L Supercharged I4  –
Sources: [2]

Statistics[edit]

  • Fastest Lap: #1 Bentley Motors Limited – 7:21
  • Distance: 2,843.830 km (1,767.074 mi)
  • Average Speed: 118.492 km/h (73.628 mph)

Trophy winners[edit]

  • 5th Biennial Cup: #1 Bentley Motors Limited
  • Index of Performance: #1 Bentley Motors Limited

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Automobilia". Toutes les voitures françaises 1929 (salon [Oct] 1928). Paris: Histoire & collections. Nr. 84s: Page 80. 2006. 
  2. ^ "Le Mans 24 Hours 1929 - Race Results - Racing Sports Cars". www.racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 2018-02-12. 

Further reading[edit]

Spurring, Quentin. Le Mans 1923-29: The Official History Of The World's Greatest Motor Race. 2005. ISBN 978-1-910505-08-3.