From July 6 to 8, the global classic motor sport community will once again descend on Le Mans, France.

Held every other year since 2002, the event etches delight onto the faces of drivers and spectators in equal measure and has become a firm fixture on the classic motor racing calendar.

Here we have BMW’s eye-popping entry, the BMW 3.0 CSL, photographed at Le Mans in 1973.

The ’70s never looked so good…