two JWA Mirages in the pits prior to the start of the race. The
car on the left is M.10003 driven by Ickx and Muir. The second
car, M10001 was driven by Piper and Thompson. Neither of the
Mirages finished the race.
M.10001 which eventually retired with engine problems.
eventually finished in 4th place. This picture was taken before
the incident where the tail section came off and had to be secured
with tape and, as legend has it, Carroll Shelby's alligator skin
driven by Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt. Prior to the actual race,
A.J. Foyt had only driven 10 laps of Le Mans during practice!
picture of J6 taken much later in the race. Note the extensive use
of tape to keep the rear body section from lifting. This was
presumably done as a precautionary measure after J5 had lost its