On May 26, 1923, Thirty-three competitors dash for the first edition of a race car destined to become a legend: the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It will become the world's most famous endurance race. Dominique Dupuis tells us this incredible adventure through historical accounts, anecdotes and a rich iconography. Over 800 illustrations accompany the epic adventure through 1/43 model cars (toys fifties and sixties trademarks of Solido, Dinky Toys or Norev and current models of brands Minichamps, Ixo Models, Brumm ...) but also Slot Car Racing (Scalextric, Carrera, Fly ...). In appendix lists all participants and officials rankings since its inception. A book that will enchant all lovers like all enthusiasts!