Le Mans, France. 25th - 26th June 1960

The 28th edition of the 24 Heures du Mans gathered over 200,000 spectators to watch some of the world’s best racing drivers compete for the honor of winning the prestigious event. The legendary endurance Grand Prix has always been one Europe’s most classic sports car race, held annually at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

One of the most exciting moments of any race are race starts, as this picture depicts with a long straight of over 70 cars making their way around the first corner of the circuit. The event saw the likes of Maserati, Corvette and Porsche battle their way to the finish, ultimately being defeated by the dominant Scuderia Ferrari and its winning lineup made up of Olivier Gendebien and Paul Frère.