One of the works entries for the 1950 Le Mans race is the subject of this sculpture, it depicts Leslie Johnson driving car no. 17.
This was Jaguar’s first Le Mans, fielding virtually standard cars, up against the racers and specials of the top teams.
They got up to second place but unfortunately did not finish due to clutch failure. This as a shot across the bows for the established teams and the start of Jaguar’s racing success – they went on to win Le Mans seven times.
|Material||Foundry-cast bronze mounted on granite or oak|
|Weight||12 kg approx|
|Size||360mm x 190mm|
|Edition||Strictly limited to 9|