First AutoLegends attracts strong line-up of cars, plus Derek Bell and Stirling Moss

Classic race cars and former champions are due to line up in London this weekend, the inaugural Chelsea AutoLegends show.

The event, which runs from 10am to 4pm on Sunday at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, is focusing on the Le Mans 24 Hours; over 50 of the greatest cars to have competed in the classic endurance race will be present.

The line-up will include five Jaguar C and D-types, Ford GT40s, two Porsche 956s, three McLaren F1s, three Bentleys and three Aston Martin DBR9s.

There will also be special appearances from Derek Bell MBE, who won the La Sarthe race five times, and Richard Attwood, the man who gave Porsche its first victory on the event 40 years ago. Racing legend Sir Stirling Moss OBE will also be present.

Organisers will be showing the 1970 Le Mans movie at the event - and several of the Ferraris and Porsches that starred in the film will be present on the day.

Entry to the Chelsea AutoLegends costs £15 on the day; children aged 15 and under can attend for free. The event will also include an auction to raise funds for Chelsea Pensioners, residents of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

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3 September 2010

When's the DVD out?, cause i'd buy it not just for seeing really iconic car of a by-gone era, but too support these men and women who gave to give us our freedom, any info would be helpful.

Peter Cavellini.

4 September 2010

Iconic sportscars that starred in Steve McQueen’s famous Le Mans movie will top a priceless line-up of illustrious competition cars at this year’s inaugural Chelsea AutoLegends.
Staged at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on Sunday 5 September, the event will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the movie’s filming as well as Porsche’s maiden overall victory which also came in 1970. The impressive exhibition of Le Mans cars will include examples of both Porsche’s race winning 917 and Ferrari’s stunning 512 as featured in the film.

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