1936 24 Hours of Le Mans
The 14th 24 -hour Le Mans race to be held from 1st to August 2, 1936 at the Circuit des 24 Heures.
After the race was postponed several times, the event had to be canceled a week before the August deadline final. France was plagued by riots and strikes. Triggered by the Spanish Civil War and the industry in France almost came to a standstill. Ettore Bugatti was denied by workers, access to the Bugatti factory in Molsheim, and 25,000 people on strike the Renault plant. In the summer of 1936, more than five million people were in France on strike.
In this environment, it was almost impossible to carry a long distance race. However, 68 teams had delivered their message, including the French works teams of Delage, Delahaye and Talbot. From England there were reports of Aston Martin, Frazer - Nash, Austin and Riley, who wanted to send works cars. In addition to a large number of privateers, a German team at the start would be with eagle for only the second time since the start of the race was in 1923.