14émes Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1937
Circuit Permanenthe de la Sarthe

 

Date: June 19-20 , warm, rain on saturday night. Track Length (m): 13 492
Attendance: 50 000 Fastest Lap: Jean-Pierre Wimille, Bugatti, 5:13.0 = 155.179 km/h
Entries: 60 Pole Position:  
Practiced:   Distance (km): 3287.938
Starters: 48 Average Speed (km/h): 136.997
Classified: 17    

 

Pos Clas-
sif.
# Team / Entrant
Car - Engine
Driver, Nationality Engine
Vol.
(cc)
Engine
Type
Group Laps /
Km /
Hour
Reason out
1 1 2 Roger Labric, F
(Equipe Bugatti, F ?)
Bugatti T57 G 'Tank'
Jean-Pierre Wimille, F
Robert Benoist, F
DNS Genaro Leoz Abad, E
3266 8 5.0 3287.938  
2 2 14 Joseph Paul, F
(Ecurie Lucy O'Reilly Schell, F ?)
Delahaye 135 CS
Joseph Paul, F
Marcel Mongin, F
DNS Mme Lucy O'Reilly Schell, USA
3580 6 5.0 3185.443  
3 3 10 Ecurie Bleue, F
Delahaye 135 CS
René Dreyfus, F
Henri Stoffel, F
3580 6 5.0 3125.428  
4 4 19 Société R.V., F
Delage D.6-70
Jacques de Valence de Minardiere, F
Louis Gérard, F
DNS Georges Monneret, F
2984 6 3.0 2907.590  
5 5 37 J.M. Skeffington, GB
Aston Martin 1½ Ulster
J.M. Skeffington (John Clotworthy Talbot Foster Whyte-Melville Skeffington, 13th Viscount Massereene and 6th Viscount Ferrard, Baron of Loughneagh and Baron Oriel), GB
Robert Charles Murton-Neale, GB
1493 4 1.5 2768.686  
6 6 33 Adler, D
Adler Super Trumpf Rennlimousine
Peter Graff Orssich, A
Rudolf Sauerwein, D
1679 4 2.0 2766.894  
7 7 26 Emile Darl'Mat, F
Darl'Mat - Peugeot 302 DS (402 ?)
Jean Pujol, F
Marcel Contet, F
DNS Charles de Cortanze, F
1991 4 2.0 2739.634  
8 8 25 Emile Darl'Mat, F
Darl'Mat - Peugeot 302 DS (402 ?)
Charles de Cortanze, F
Maurice Serre, F
1991 4 2.0 2739.634  
9 9 34 Adler, D
Adler Super Trumpf Rennlimousine
Otto Löhr, D
Paul von Guilleaume, D
DNS Huschke von Hanstein, D
1679 4 2.0 2730.806  
10 10 27 Emile Darl'Mat, F
Darl'Mat - Peugeot 302 DS (402 ?)
"Danniel" (Daniel Porthault), F
Louis Rigal, F
1991 4 2.0 2668.060  
11 11 31 C.T. Thomas, GB
Aston Martin Speed Model
Mortimer Morris-Goodall, GB
Commander Robert P. Hitchens, GB
1942 4 2.0 2613.884  
12 12 48 Just-Emile Vernet, F
Simca - Fiat Balilla
Just-Emile Vernet, F
Mme Suzanne Largeot, F
DNS Jean Viale, F
996 4 1.1 2308.906  
13 13 36 A.C. Scott, GB
HRG Le Mans Model - Meadows 4ED
Archie Scott, GB
Ted Halford, GB
1495 4 1.5 2212.364  
14 14 42 M.K.H. Bilney, GB
Ford Ten GB
Maurice K.H. "Bill" Bilney, GB
Miss Joan Richmond, AUS
1099 4 1.1 2174.178  
15 15 49 H. Lesbros, F
(Adler, D ?)
Adler Trumpf Junior
Dimitri Calaraseano, F
H Lesbros, F
DNS Paul von Guilleaume, D
996 4 1.1 2160.642  
16 16 54 Capt. G.E.T. Eyston, GB
MG Midget PB
Miss Dorothy Stanley-Turner, GB
Miss Enid (Joan ?) Riddell, GB
936 4 1.1 2082.620  
17 17 59 Gordini, F
Simca Cinq - Fiat
Jean Viale, F
Albert Alin, F
569 4 750 1968.038  
                   
18 DNF 11 Ecurie Bleue, F
Delahaye 135 CS
Laury Schell, USA
René Carriére, F
DNS Paul Benazet, F
3558 6 5.0 193
2590.45
Oil pressure
19 DNF 41 Yves Giraud-Cabantous, F
Chenard & Walcker
Yves Giraud-Cabantous, F
Charles Rigoulot, F
1095 4 1.1 151
2037.292
 
20 DNF 9 Louis Villeneuve, F
Delahaye 135 CS
Louis Villeneuve, F
André Vagniez, F
3575 6 5.0 147
1983.324
Pit fire
21 DQ 46 Gordini, F
Simca - Fiat 508S Ballila
Amédée Gordini, F
Philippe Maillard-Brune, F
DNS Molinari,
DNS Mme Suzanne Largeot, F
996 4 1.1 137
1848.404
 
22 DNF 32 Eddie Hertzberger, NL
Aston Martin Speed Model
Eddie Hertzberger, NL
Albert Debille, F
1974 4 2.0 136
1834.912
 
23 DNF 1 Roger Labric, F
(Equipe Bugatti, F ?)
Bugatti 57 G 'Tank'
Roger Labric, F
Pierre Veyron, F
DNS Yves Matra, F
3266 8 5.0 130
1753.960
 
24 DNF 50 R.H. Eccles, GB
Singer Nine Le Mans Replica
Mrs Marjorie Eccles, GB
Lord Freddie de Clifford, GB
DNS Roy Eccles, GB
972 4 1.1 121
1632.532
Ignition
25 DNF 8 André Parguel, F
Delahaye 135 CS
André Parguel, F
Robert Brunet, F
3561 6 5.0 100
1349.200
 
26 DNF 18 Raymond de Saugé Destrez, F
Bugatti T57 S
Raymond de Saugé Destrez, F
Genaro Léoz Abad, E
3257 8 5.0 99
1335.708
 
27 DNF 53 Jacques Savoye, F
Singer Savoye Spéciale
Jacques Savoye, F
Pierre Pichard, F
973 4 1.1 93
1254.756
Ignition
28 DNF 52 Team Autosports, GB
Singer Nine Le Mans Replica
G.H. Boughton, GB
F.H. Lye, GB
972 4 1.1 91
1227.772
Ignition
29 DNF 58 Gordini, F
Simca Cinq - Fiat
Adrien Alin, F
Athos Querzola, F
DNS Jacques Blot, F
568 4 750 77
1038.884
 
30 DNF 57 Austin, GB
Austin Seven 'Grasshopper'
Charles Dodson, GB
Bert Hadley, GB
748 4 750 74
998.408
Engine
31 DNF 55 R. Marsh, GB
Austin Seven 'Grasshopper'
Mrs Kaye Petre, CDN/GB
G Mangan, GB
748 4 750 72
971.424
Engine
32 DNF 51 Team Autosports, GB
Singer Nine Le Mans Replica
Norman Black, GB
John Donald Barnes, GB
DNS Alf (Archie ?) Langley, GB
972 4 1.1 72
971.424
Ignition
33 DNF 45 Gordini, F
Simca - Fiat 508S Balilla
Jacques Blot, F
Henri Ferrand, F
DNS Victor Camerano, F
996 4 1.1 55
742.060
 
34 DNF 29 Frazer Nash, GB
Frazer Nash - BMW 328
Harold John Aldington, GB
A. F. P. Fane, GB
1971 6 2.0 43
580.156
Timing gear
35 DNF 35 Mme Anne-Cecile Rose-Itier, F
(Adler, D ?)
Adler Trumpf Rennlimousine
Mme Anne-Cecile Rose-Itier, F
Baron Fritz Huschke von Hanstein, D
DNS B Lesbros,
1500 4 1.5 40
539.680
 
36 DNF 15 Jacques Seylair, F
Delahaye 135 CS
Jack Seylair (Lucien Langlois), F
Paul Bénazet, F
DNS Jean Trémoulet, F
3568 6 5.0 36
485.712
 
37 DNF 56 John Carr, GB
Austin Seven 'Grasshopper'
Charles Goodacre, GB
Dennis Buckley, GB
DNS Seriwena,
748 4 750 32
431.744
Out of fuel
38 DNF 40 Yves Giraud-Cabantous, F
Chenard & Walcker
Marcel Contet, F
Charles Roux, F
DNS Yves Giraud-Cabantous,F
1752
s/c
4 2.0 32
431.744
 
39 DNF 3 Arthur W. Fox, GB
Lagonda LG45
Johnny Hindmarsh, GB
Charles Brackenbury, GB
4469 6
V12?
5.0 30
404.760
Valves
40 DNF 39 Ecurie Eudel / Jean Trévoux, F
Riley TT Sprite
Jean Trévoux, F
Guy Lapchin, F
1493 4 1.5 11
148.412
Cracked cylinder
41 DNF 4 Raymond Sommer, F
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 A Spider
Raymond Sommer, F
Giovanni Battista Guidotti, I
2905
s/c
  5.0 11
148.412
 
42 DNF 12 Eugéne Chaboud, F
Delahaye 135 CS
Eugéne Chaboud, F
Jean Trémoulet, F
DNS René Dreyfus, F
3644 6 5.0 9
121.428
Accident
43 DNF 7 André M. Embiricos, GR
Talbot T150C
Nicholas S. Embiricos, GR
"Raph" (Marquis Raphaël Béthenod de las Casas), F (RA ?)
4008 6 5.0 9
121.428
Accident
44 DNF 38 Ecurie Eudel, F
Riley TT Sprite
Raoul Forestier, F
Roger Carron, CH
1494 4 1.5 8
107.936
Accident
45 DNF 30 BMW, D
BMW 328
Fritz Roth, D
Uli Richter, D
DNS Ernst Henne, D
1971 6 2.0 8
107.936
Accident
46 DNF 28 David Murray, GB
Frazer Nash - BMW 328
David Murray, GB
Pat Fairfield, ZA/GB*
1972 6 2.0 8
107.936
*Fatal accident
47 DNF 20 René Kippeurt
Bugatti T44
"Rekip" (René Kippeurt), F*
René Poulain, F
DNS Marcel Horvilleur, F
2997 8 3.0 8
107.936
*Fatal accident
48 DNF 21 Luigi Chinetti, I
Talbot T150C
Luigi Chinetti, I
Louis Chiron, MC
3993 6 5.0 7
94.444
Engine
                   
49 DNS
DNF?
44 Gordini, F
Simca - Fiat 508S Balilla
Angelo Molinari, I
Marino Zanardi, I
996 4 1.1    
                   
50 DNA   Lycett
Bentley
Oliver Bertram, GB
Bill Pacey, GB
         
51 DNA   Michael Collier, GB
Aston Martin
-
-
         
52 DNA  
Alfa Romeo (2900 A ?)
Tazio Nuvolari, I
Luigi Chinetti, I
         
53 DNA  
Alfa Romeo
J M Dixon, G
-
         
54 DNA  
Bugatti
René Poulain, F
Raymond de Saugé Destrez, F
         
55 DNA  
Simca - Fiat
Carlo Nazarro, I
R Robert, F
         
56 DNA  
Rally
Audeaux,
Jean Breillet, F
         
57 DNA 5 Talbot, F
Talbot T150C
-
-
3993 6 5.0    
58 DNA 6 Talbot, F
Talbot T150C
Louis Chiron, MC
Luigi Chinetti, I
3993 6 5.0    
59 DNA 21
Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Pescara
-
-
         
60 DNA 22
Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Pescara
-
-
         
61 DNA 23
Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Pescara
-
-
         
62 DNA 24
Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Pescara
-
-
         

Class Winners:

12th Biennial Cup
(Rudge-Whitworth Cup)
M H Morris-Goodall / R P Hitchens Aston Martin
Index of Performance J P Wimille / R Benoist Bugatti
3001 - 5000 cc J P Wimille / R Benoist Bugatti
2001 - 3000 cc J de Valence / L Gérard Delage
1501 - 2000 cc Graf Orssich / R Sauerwein Adler
1101 - 1500 cc J M Skeffington / R C Murton-Neale Aston Martin
751 - 1100 cc J E Vernet / Mme Largeot Simca
< 750 J Viale / A Alin Simca

 

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