And How! is a new regular feature in VeloceToday. It’s for those articles which are too short or too little or news items that don’t qualify as full length articles.
1970 was Steve McQueen’s year at Le Mans, as related recently in the new book, Le Mans in the Rearview Mirror. (Read review) The company had shot thousands of feet of film at the 1969 event, but none was ever used in the movie. Shooting the race for the movie would have to wait until 1970, when McQueen had arranged with the John Wyer Porsche team to identify the drivers and car colors with the Wyer 917s; Unfortunately the Wyer Porsches all retired. Ironically, the Porsche 908 camera car, driven by Jonathan Williams, placed 9th overall. The Porsche 917K of Herrmann and Attwood would lead a three car Porsche parade at the finish.
In the wake of the new book, Dale LaFollette at Vintage Motorphoto remembered that he had bought roll of negatives at an auction consisting of black and while images taken at Le Mans that year. We can’t let that go to waste, can we? So below are 15 of the best of the lot; a lot of Ferraris, Alfas and Matras. Perfect for And How!