Much has been written about the movie, the story and its characters in the 47 years since Le Mans first debuted on the big screen. So much so, one might wonder what’s left to publish? Haven’t all the stories been told? Fortunately, for those McQueen and Le Mans fans who just can’t get enough, Delius Klassing latest tome, Our Le Mans – The Film, The Friendship, The Facts provides a never before explored look into the close relationship that evolved between the men who portrayed the movie’s two main characters: Michael Delaney as played by Steve McQueen and Siegfried Rauch as Delaney’s rival Erich Stahler. Not content to stop their, Our Le Mans delves further into the “real” stars of the movie, the drivers who actually raced the cars, the cars themselves and others involved with the filming and production.
What to Expect From Our Le Mans
This is not a behind the scenes look at the making of Le Mans. That’s been done and done well with A French Kiss of Death. Instead, the real story of Our Le Mans isn’t “The Facts” or “The Film”, but rather “The Friendship” between McQueen and Rauch, chronicled via a series of interviews with Rauch prior to his passing this March. However, for those wanting even more, Our Le Mans doesn’t disappoint. And while the connections may seem thin at times, the stories of those involved in the production of Le Mans (the drivers, the stuntmen, a production assistant, even a cook) add to the overall color and interest of this book. Those stories coupled with many of the never before published images and other mementoes make this a must have for the Le Mans and McQueen fans amongst you.
Title: Our Le Mans: The Movie – The Friendship – The Facts
Author: Hans Hamer
Publisher: Delius Klasing
Format: 216 pages, Hardcover
Available From: Amazon.com