In homage to the magnificent men and machines who took part in those early Le Mans endurance races during the 1920s and 1930s at the Circuit de la Sarthe the shape and form of this wooden toy is an expression of those beautiful old racing cars that would transit this circuit over 100 times in 24 hours. André Lagache a French racing driver along with René Léonard, won the inaugural 24 Hours of Le Mans. British Capt. J.F. Duff came 4th in a Bentley completing 112 laps of the Circuit de la Sarthe. This wooden toy is carefully crafted in solid mahogany (sapele) with mahogany wheels and hubs and ebonised tyres. Featuring engin block air vents it is finished with oil and wax to give that tough but soft satin finish. On this wooden toy all of the wheels turn and there are no metal or small parts. The length of the racing car is about 340mm and from hub-to-hub approximately 140mm.
We welcome orders from around the world including holzspielzeug from Germany, jouets bois from France and giocattoli di legno from Italy.
The racing cars are generally made to order and can take 20/30 working days for the oil to dry between coats and to achieve a really nice finish so please do allow sufficient time if you are selecting the coasters for a birthday or Christmas gift.
One available ex-stock
One in production
Normal production time about 4 weeks
(This is not an automated process and it is possible for goods to be sold before the web-site is updated)