click HERE and choose one per decade. The vote is open until the 15th of January 2013. Each of the thirty cars will have a short introduction. Today it is the Alfa Romeo 8C that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1933."> click HERE and choose one per decade. The vote is open until the 15th of January 2013. Each of the thirty cars will have a short introduction. Today it is the Alfa Romeo 8C that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1933." />

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30 cars and 90 years of the 24 Hours of Le Mans 9/30 : The Alfa Romeo 8C (1933)

On the 90th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2013, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest has selected thirty historic cars grouped into three per decade, all up for public vote by race fans. To participate, click HERE and choose one per decade. The vote is open until the 15th of January 2013. Each of the thirty cars will have a short introduction. Today it is the Alfa Romeo 8C that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1933.

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Just as it was celebrating its first decade of existence, the 24 Hours of Le Mans was dominated by Italy. After the British Bentley era, in 1931, Alfa Romeo became the first Italian manufacturer to win in La Sarthe. In 1933, the 8C scored the third of its four consecutive victories with two of the best drivers of the inter-war period, Raymond Sommer and Tazio Nuvolari. An outstanding record of success for a car in different versions from 1931 to 1938. In addition to the 8C 2300 "Tipo Le Mans," it was available as a racing sports tourer and even a single seater, entered in Grand Prix by a team owner who was later famous under his own name in the legend of the 24 hours: Enzo Ferrari.

Year : 11th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans (17th & 18th June 1933)
Number of cars entered : Five
Technical Information :
2.3 litre straight 8 
Drivers :
Philippe Varent-Luigi Chinetti (n°8)
Guy Moll-Guy Cloitre (n°10)
Tazio Nuvolari-Raymond Sommer (n°11)
Tim Rose Richards-Brian Lewis (n°12)
Louis Chiron-Franco Cortese (n°15)
Results :
1st (Tazio Nuvolari-Raymond Sommer)
2nd (Philippe Varent-Luigi Chinetti)
3rd (Tim Rose Richards-Brian Lewis)
Retired (Guy Moll-Guy Cloitre, Louis Chiron-Franco Cortese)
 

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