February the 9th 2003 I bought the Gulf Porsche 917K set including no. 20, 21 and
22 which played a big part in the "Le Mans" movie from 1971 with Steve McQueen in
the leadrole, which I saw as a kid back in 1972 and this was the start for my Le
Mans 1970 collection. When I realised that FLY did many more of the cars from this
race, I just had to collect these beautiful cars.
I can strongly recommend the movie - it has a lot of great racing scenes, some from
the actual race in 1970 and some made for the movie in real race speed by a lot of
real race drivers! The real Le Mans race in 1970 turned out very chaotic, due to the
rain in almost all of the 24 hours of the race. The extreme conditions resulted in
only seven cars were classified in the race - which is the lowest number ever in
the Le Mans history.