It will soon be a hundred since years since the first 24 Hours of Le Mans, the race that attracts a following of millions around the world and whose popularity has never dwindled.
The gruelling test of (wo)man and machine boasts a rich heritage. Thanks to its pioneering spirit, the race has always been a step ahead of the future, sparking innovation and audacity throughout the automotive world.
Major manufacturers Ferrari, Porsche, Audi, Peugeot, Toyota and Glickenhaus are already gearing up for the centenary race, which is set to be historic in more ways than one.
In preparation for the anniversary event, the ACO is calling for tenders for the production of a documentary to mark the occasion by telling the story of the great race.
The tender comprises mandatory elements but also leaves free rein for the creativity necessary to captivate a wide audience, from the curious onlooker to the loyal aficionado, eager to find out more about the past – and future – of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Endurance racing, the discipline that drives the ACO, is entering a new era. Enthused by the new rulebook, prestigious carmakers have already thrown their hats into the ring, eager to be part of the centenary 24 Hours of Le Mans. This anniversary is a unique opportunity to pay tribute to the race’s founding fathers and to all those for whom this event represents a dream, a goal, a livelihood or a lifestyle. The celebration of its past is also the chance to outline the future of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, to demonstrate what it means to so many and to share that passion with a growing, more diverse audience.
The year 2023 is a major milestone. The documentary should match the importance of the occasion.
Submissions are requested by Week 24 and the selection process will take place this summer.