Le Mans Diecast

In 1982, a rift between sanctioning bodies in the US and Europe caused a global split in Sports Racing. The European 'Group C' cars were of a different spec than the IMSA 'Camel GTP' cars, and everyone pretty much spent the decade on their own continent. One exception were the great 'Group 44' Jaguars.
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1982

Le Mans 1982 (Part of the World Endurance Championship)

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

Group C
1Porsche 956L
'Rothmans'
Jacky Ickx
Derek Bell
1
C
Quartzo
3050
   Vitesse
191
   Minichamps
WAP 020 046 97
   Minichamps
430 826501
   HPI
8619
   HPI
938
2Porsche 956L
Jochen Mass
Vern Schuppan
2
C
HPI
8620
3Porsche 956L
Hurley Haywood
Al Holbert
Jürgen Barth
3
C
HPI
8621
7Aston Martin Nimrod NRA/C2
Ray Mallock
Simon Phillips
Mike Salmon
32
C
Spark
S0567
10Rondeau M37925
15Rondeau M38238
DNFPorsche 936C4
DNFRondeau M379

26
C

DNFWM P82
'Heuliez'
Guy Fréquelin
Alain Couderc
Roger Dorchy
10
C
Bizarre
BZ71
DNFRondeau M38212
DNFCourage Cougar C0135
DNFRondeau M38211
DNFWM P82
'Heuliez'
Jean-Daniel Raulet
Didier Theys
Michel Pignard
9
C
Bizarre
BZ72
DNFDome RC82
Chris Craft
Eliseo Salazar
36
C
Bizarre
BZ22
DNFRondeau M382

24
C

DNFMarch 82G14
DNFFord C1007
DNFLola T610
Guy Edwards
Nick Faure
Rupert Keegan
16
C
Bizarre
BZ358
DNFSauber SHS C6 Ford
'BASF'
20
C
Bizarre
BZ482
DNFSauber SHS C6 Ford
'BASF'

19
C

DNFFord C100
Klaus Ludwig
Marc Surer
Manfred Winkelhock
6
C
Bizarre
BZ339
DNFDe Cadanet-Lola LM
Mike Wilds
François Duret
Ian Harrower
39
C
Bizarre
BZ56
DNFAston Martin Nimrod NRA/C2
Tiff Needell
Bob Evans
Geoff Lees
31
C
Spark
S0568
DNFURD C8130
DNFMarch 82G29
DNFLola T610
'Malardeau'
Brian Redman
Ralph Kent-Cooke
Jim Adams
17
C
Bizarre
BZ357
DNFPorsche-Kremer CK537
DNFGrid Plaza S15
IMSA GTX Class
4Porsche Porsche 935/78-81
John Fitzpatrick
David Hobbs
79
IMSA GTX
Spark
S1925
5Porsche Kremer K3
'BP'
Dany Snobeck
François Servanin
René Metge
78
IMSA GTX
Quartzo
3003
6Ferrari 512 BB LM 70
IMSA GTX
Best
9388
9Ferrari 512 BB LM
Alain Cudini
John Morton
John Paul
N.A.R.T.
72
IMSA GTX
IXO
(Ferrari Collection)
FER016
   Best
9382
11Porsche Kremer K3
'Hertz'
Anny-Charlotte Verney
Bob Garretson
Ray Ratcliff
77
IMSA GTX
Quartzo
3018
DNFBMW M1
'Crockfords'
Steve O'Rourke
Richard Down
Nick Mason
62
IMSA GTX
Spark
S1586
DNFFerrari 512 BB LM
'Pioneer'
Claude Ballot-Léna
Jean-Claude Andruet
Hervé Regout
71
IMSA GTX
IXO
FER006
DNFFerrari 512 BB LM
'Play Boy'
Preston Henn
Randy Lanier
Denis Morin
73
IMSA GTX
Best
9323
DNFPorsche 935L
'Red Lobster'
Bob Akin
David Cowart
Kenper Miller
76
IMSA GTX
Spark
S2085
83Mazda RX-7 254i (Mooncraft)
Tom Walkinshaw
Pete Lovett
Chuck Nicholson
83
IMSA GTX
Bizarre
BZ371
Group 5
8Porsche Kremer K3
'VSD'
John Cooper
Paul Smith
Claude Bourgoignie
60Quartzo3017
DNFLancia Beta Montecarlo
'Rubson'
Gianni Giudici
Bernard Salam
Thierry Perrier
65Best9224
IMSA GTO
16Porsche 924 GTR
Jim Busby
Doc Bundy
Marcel Mignot
87
IMSA GTO
Spark
S0987
DNFPorsche 924 GTR
Patrick Bedard
Paul Miller
Manfred Schurti
86
IMSA GTO
Spark
S0988
DNFPorsche 924 GTR
'Canon'
Richard Lloyd
Andy Rouse
84
IMSA GTO
Spark
S0989
Group 6
DNFLancia LC1
'Martini'
Riccardo Patrese
Hans Heyer
Piercarlo Ghinzani
50
Group 6
Spark
S0661
DNFLancia LC1
'Martini'
Michele Alboreto
Teo Fabi
Rolf Stommelen
51
Group 6
Spark
S0662

1983

Le Mans 1983 (Part of the World Endurance Championship)

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

Group C
1Porsche 956L 'Rothmans'
Vern Schuppan
Al Holbert
Hurley Haywood
3
Group C
Quartzo
Classic Sports Racing
3051
   Minichamps
430 836503
   Vitesse
190
3Porsche 956L
'Kenwood'
Mario Andretti
Michael Andretti
Philippe Alliot
21
Group C
HPI
941
Quartzo
3052
Minichamps
430 836521
Vitesse
192
4Porsche 956L 'New Man'
Volkert Merl
Clemens Schickentanz
Mauricio DeNarvaez
12
Group C
Quartzo
Classic Sports Racing
3053
   Vitesse
193 
5Porsche 956L 'Skoal'
John Fitzpatrick
Guy Edwards
Rupert Keegan
16
Group C
Quartzo
3054
   Minichamps
430 836516
   Vitesse
194
6Porsche 956L 'Marlboro'
Bob Wollek
Klaus Ludwig
Stefan Johansson
8
Group C
Quartzo
3055
Vitesse
195
7Porsche 956 'Boss'
Axel Plankenhorn
Desiré Wilson
Jürgen Lässig
18
Group C
Vitesse
196 
8Porsche 956 'Canon'
Jonathan Palmer
Jan Lammers
Richard Lloyd
14
Group C
Vitesse
197 
10Porsche 956L
'BP'
Preston Henn
Claude Ballot-Léna
Jean-Louis Schlesser
47
Group C
Quartzo
3071
   Vitesse
198 
   Minichamps
430 836547
DNFPorsche 956L 'JDavid'
John Fitzpatrick
David Hobbs
Dieter Quester
11
Group C
Minichamps
430 836511 
   Vitesse
199 
DNFRondeau M482
'Ford'
Michel Ferté
Alain Ferté
Jean Rondeau
26
Group C
Bizarre
BZ95
DNFRondeau M482
'Ford'
Philippe Streiff
Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
25
Group C
Bizarre
BZ96
DNFRondeau M482 'Ford'
Philippe Streiff
Jean-Pierre Jaussaud
25
Group C
Bizzare
BZ96 
DNFLola T610
Ralph Kent-Cooke
Jim Adams
François Sérvanin
20
Group C
Bizarre
BZ356
Group B
DNFBMW M1 'Warsteiner'
Leopold von Bayern
Jens Winther
Angelo Pallavicini
90
Group B
Quartzo
3045
   Minichamps
Classic Sports Racing
430 832590

1984

Jaguar's Return

The Group 44 cars showed up and wowed all...

Le Mans 1984 (Part of the World Endurance Championship)

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

1

Porsche 956L 'New Man'
Henri Pescarolo
Klaus Ludwig

7
C

Quartzo

3072

 

 

 

Minichamps

430 846507

 

 

 

Vitesse

310

 

2

Porsche 956L 'Swap Shop'
John Rondeau
John Paul jr.

26
C

Quartzo

3073

3

Porsche 956 'Skoal'
David Hobbs
Philippe Streiff
Sarel van der Merwe

33
C

Vitesse

319

 

4

Porsche 956L 'Warsteiner'
Walter Brun
Leopold von Bayern
Bob Akin

9
C

Quartzo

3074

 

 

 

Vitesse

312

 
5

Porsche 956 'New Man'

Volkert Merl

Dieter Schornstein

"John Winter"

12Vitesse311
6

Porsche 956 'Kenwood'

Alan Jones

Vern Schuppan

Jean-Pierre Jarier

11Vitesse313

7

Porsche 956 'Gaggia'
Massimo Sigala
Oscar Larrauri
Joël Gouhier

20
C

Vitesse

316

9

Porsche 956 'Dallas'
Tiff Needell
David Sutherland
Rusty French

17
C

Vitesse

315

13Rondeau M482
Jim Mullen
Walt Bohren
Alain Ferté
37
C
Bizarre
BZ203

DNF

Porsche 956 'Rollei'
Chris Craft
Alain de Cadenet
Allan Grice

21
C

Vitesse

317

 

DNF

Porsche 956 'Canon'
Jonathan Palmer
Jan Lammers

14
C

Vitesse

314

 
DNF

Porsche 956 'New Man'

Stefan Johansson

Jean-Louis Schlesser

Mauricio DeNarvaez

8Vitesse311

DNF

Porsche 956L 'Boss'
Jürgen Lässig
George Fouché
John Graham

47
C

Minichamps

430 846547

 

 

 

Vitesse

321

 
DNFPorsche 956 'Bob Jane'
Peter Brock
Larry Perkins
34
C1
Minichamps
433846534
   Vitesse
320
DNF

Porsche 956 'Skoal'

Rupert Keegan

Guy Edwards

Roberto Moreno

55Vitesse319
DNFLola T610
François Migault
Steve Kempton
François Sérvanin
46
C2
Bizarre
BZ355
Group B (GT)
14BMW M1 'Ecole des Cadres'
Pierre de Thoisy
Jean-François Yvon
Philippe Dagoreau
109
B
Quartzo
3046
DNFBMW M1 'Castrol'
Jens Winther
David Mercer
Lars Viggo-Jensen
101
B
Quartzo
3047
IMSA GTX
DNFFerrari 512BB/LM
'Bellancauto'
Roberto Marazzi
Maurizio Micangeli
Dominique Lacaud
(Custom Bodywork)
27
IMSA GTX
Fujimi
FJM1243007

1985

Le Mans 1985 (Part of the World Endurance Championship)

Place

Car
Sponsor

Car # Class

Model

Ref. #

Image

Group C
1Porsche 956
'New Man'
Klaus Ludwig
Paolo Barilla
"John Winter"
7
C1
Minichamps
430 856507
Quartzo
3075
Vitesse
322
Spark
S0991
2Porsche 956
'Canon'
Jonathan Palmer
James Weaver
Richard Lloyd
14
C1
HPI
940
3Porsche 2
4Porsche 956
'American 100's'
David Hobbs
Jo Gartner
Guy Edwards
33
C1
Quartzo
3076
Spark
S3490
Vitesse
('Super Models')
SM29
5Porsche 956
'Pretoria Brick'
Sarel van der Merwe
George Fouché
Mario Hytten
10
C1
Spark
S1911
Vitesse
('Super Models')
SM30
6Lancia LC2
Bob Wollek
Alessandro Nannini
Lucio Cesario
4
C1
Spark
S0656
Ixo
LMC129
7Lancia LC2
Henri Pescarolo
Mauro Baldi
5
C1
Spark
S0657
Ixo
LMC128
8Porsche 956
'Ducados'
Jürgen Lässig
Hervé Regout
Jésus Pareja
26
C1
Vitesse
('Super Models')
SM31
9Porsche 962C
Jean-Pierre Jarier
Mike Thackwell
Franz Konrad
11
C1
Spark
S4173
10Porsche 962C1
11EMKA C84/1 Aston Martin66
12Toyota Tom's 85C-L
Satoru Nakajima
Masanori Sekiya
Kaoru Hoshino
36
C1
Spark
S2350
17WM P83 B
'Merlin'
Jean Rondeau
Michel Pignard
Jean-Daniel Raulet
42
C1
Bizarre
BZ382
22March 85G
Graham Duxbury
Christian Danner
Almo Coppelli
34
C1
Spark
S4402
DNFPorsche 962C
Walter Brun
Joël Gouhier
Didier Theys
19
C1
Spark
S1960
DNFRondeau M482 Ford
'Autovox'
Patrick Gonin
Pascal Witmeur
Pierre de Thoisy
67
C1
Bizarre
BZ196
DNFToyota Tom's 85C-L
Eje Elgh
Geoff Lees
Toshio Suzuki
38
C1
Spark
S2351
DNFRondeau M482
Christian Bussi
Jack Griffin
Marion L. Speer
46
C1
Bizarre
BZ204
DNFSauber C8
John Nielsen
Dieter Quester
Max Welti
61
C1
Spark
S1261
(IMSA) GTP Class
DNFJaguar XJR-5
Brian Redman
Jim Adams
Hurley Haywood
40
GTP
Bizarre
BZ24 
13Jaguar XJR-5
Bob Tullius
Chip Robinson
Claude Ballot-Léna
44
GTP
Bizarre
BZ23 
Group C2
19Mazda 737C 'Nikon'
David Kennedy
Phillippe Martin
Jean-Michel Martin
86
C2
Bizarre
BZ137 
23Sauber BMW SHS C6
Roland Bassaler
Dominique Lacaud
Yvon Tapy
95
C2
Spark
S4080
24Mazda 737C 'Lucky Strike'
Yoshimi Katayama
Yojiro Terada
Takashi Yorino
85
C2
Bizarre
BZ138 
N/CGebhardt JC853
Frank Jelinski
John Graham
Nick Adams
74
C2
Spark
S4095
Group B
15BMW M1 'MSW'
Edgar Dören
Martin Birrane
Jean-Paul Libert
151
B
Quartzo
Classic Sports Racing
3049