Bid Smart: Like the race itself, 24 Hours of Le Mans posters endure

A 1980 Le Mans poster by Charles Pascarel earned $850 plus the buyer’s premium in January 2022. Image courtesy of Potter & Potter Auctions and LiveAuctioneers.
A 1980 Le Mans poster by Charles Pascarel earned $850 plus the buyer’s premium in January 2022. Image courtesy of Potter & Potter Auctions and LiveAuctioneers.
A 1980 Le Mans poster by Charles Pascarel earned $850 plus the buyer’s premium in January 2022. Image courtesy of Potter & Potter Auctions and LiveAuctioneers.

NEW YORK — Automobile racing enthusiasts are spoiled for choice nowadays, able to cheer their favorite drivers on in person or from the comforts of home. One of the greatest automotive contests has to be the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, and posters for the annual event never fail to capture its romance and its drama.

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Petersen Automotive Museum drives to extremes with ‘Hypercars’

Bugatti 2008 Veyron 16-4. Image courtesy of the Petersen Automotive Museum.
Bugatti 2008 Veyron 16-4. Image courtesy of the Petersen Automotive Museum.

LOS ANGELES – In December, The Petersen Automotive Museum unveiled Hypercars: The Allure of the Extreme, a show of elite, sleek, absurdly fast and exceptionally expensive machines. The current display will remain until September 22, after which a second wave of vehicles will be installed and exhibited until May 14, 2023.

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