2014 Le Mans – Friday Drivers Parade (June 13)

The Select Motor Tours bus took us to the city center of Le Mans for the Drivers Parade which is one of the highlights of the race week. The parade started at Place des Jacobins, near the Cathedral of Saint Julian of Le Mans, around 5.30 pm, and finished from where it started around 7.30 pm. It was the first time I’d been to the drivers parade, and was amazing how many people lined the streets. The parade had an amazing atmosphere with festive spirit, drivers, dancers, marching bands, vintage cars, Supercars, and everything else that was going on. It was great to see the smiles on everyones faces and to see they were having a good time. Hope you like the photos.

2014 Le Mans (HC7A8858)Lamborghini were one of the several Supercars that were part of the Drivers Parade (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 50mm f/1.2L, f/4, 1/1000, ISO 100)

2014 Le Mans (222A3473)Spectators were greeted by Aquabelle promotional girls (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 70mm, f/4.5, 1/500, ISO 100)

2014 Le Mans (222A3479)Some of the many dancers that were part of the Drivers Parade (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 200mm, f/2.8, 1/8000, ISO 400)

2014 Le Mans (222A3482)This was the 20th Anniversary for the Drivers Parade (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 200mm, f/4, 1/2000, ISO 400)

2014 Le Mans (222A3497)Some of the 100,000 spectators that lined the streets to see the Drivers Parade. This street was near the Cathedral of Saint Julian of Le Mans (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 75mm, f/16, 1/320, ISO 320)

2014 Le Mans (222A3504)Corvette Racing Jan Magnussen being greeted by fans (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 182mm, f/8, 1/200, ISO 400)

2014 Le Mans (222A3535)#42 Zytek Nissan drivers in the back of a vintage car (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 95mm, f/5.6, 1/160, ISO 100)

2014 Le Mans (222A3518)Nissan Nismo girls (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 70mm, f/5.6, 1/160, ISO 100)
2014 Le Mans (222A3540)Caterham Racing Chris Dyson and team mate (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 70mm, f/2.8, 1/500, ISO 100)

2014 Le Mans (HC7A8868)The Drivers Parade ended at the round about near the Place des Jacobins (Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 50mm f/1.2L, f/16, 1/40, ISO 250)

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