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Dunlop Le Mans

Now Oak Plan An Art Car

We know that Aston Martin Racing (with Gulf) and JMW Motorsport (with Dunlop) will both present Art Cars for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours but now they’ll be joined by an OAK Racing Morgan Nissan celebrating the great race’s 90th anniversary.

The Le Mans-based team has worked with the ACO to come up with a concept that will incorporate the famous circuit coupled with safety both on
the track and on the road.

The ACO has given its blessing to the plan and has dubbed the project the “Le Mans 24-Hours’ 90th anniversary Art Car.”
 
The name of the artist will be announced shortly and the Art Car will be unveiled at an official presentation on 31 May during an evening organised by the ACO in the Georges Pompidou Centre for Art and Culture in Paris to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Jacques Nicolet, OAK Racing President

“The idea of an Art Car came out a meeting with an artist around a passion for motor sport, endurance, and especially the Le Mans 24 Hours. It was a slightly crazy idea to relate art to racing from an innovative angle. Thanks to the famous tradition initiated by Hervé Poulain the Art cars are indelibly linked to the history of the Sarthe event, and we feel very honoured that the Automobile Club de l’Ouest has decided to make this Art Car the symbol of the ninetieth anniversary of the Le Mans 24 Hours.”

Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest

“We liked the project that Jacques Nicolet presented to us straight away. The quality, theoriginality and the symbolism of the work of the artist are clear illustrations of the values of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and the history of our event. So it seemed only logical to us to make this work of art a symbol of the 90th anniversary of the Le Mans 24 hours.

”Artistic expression has always been a central feature of the Le Mans 24 hours whether through the cinema, painters, photographers and the art car tradition dear to the heart of Hervé Poulain.”