Montegrappa pens dedicated to the 24 Hours of Le Mans

The extreme test celebrated by Montegrappa


The 24 Hours of Le Mans is not just a car race, it is a sport icon, an event that transcends mere competition to become a true test of endurance, innovation, and human spirit. This epic race, held annually near the city of Le Mans, France, is known for being one of the toughest and most prestigious endurance races in the world.

The history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans began in 1923, conceived as a challenge not only for drivers but also for car manufacturers, to test the endurance and reliability of their vehicles. Since then, the race has become a stage for innovation in the field of automotive, pushing the limits of technology and design.


The history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans car race

Between Resilience and Innovation

The race takes place on a 13.626 km circuit, known as the Circuit de la Sarthe. It is a unique mix of public roads and dedicated tracks, creating a unique challenge for drivers. The race lasts 24 consecutive hours, with teams alternating different drivers to keep the car in the race as long as possible. Le Mans has been the birthplace of many technological innovations. From the 1960s, with the introduction of mid-engine cars, to the modern era of hybrid cars, the race has always pushed manufacturers to innovate. The recent introduction of the Hypercar category aims to bring the competition to a new level of performance and sustainability.

The race has had its fair share of memorable moments. From Porsche's dominance, holding the record for the most wins, to the historic rivalry between Ford and Ferrari in the 60s, each edition of Le Mans has its story. Le Mans is more than a race; it's a cultural phenomenon. It has been immortalized in films, books, and documentaries, capturing the imagination of both enthusiasts and the general public. The race attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators each year, creating a festival-like atmosphere. The challenges of Le Mans are not only technical but also physical and mental. Drivers must face fatigue, weather changes, and the pressure of driving at the limit for 24 hours. The future of Le Mans looks bright, with an increasing focus on sustainability and continuous innovation in the field of automotive. To this extreme act of sporting bravery, Montegrappa has dedicated two collections of fountain pens, in continuous and limited editions.


24H Le Mans Legende

The continuous edition "24H Le Mans Legende" by Montegrappa is a living tribute to the century-old history of automotive excellence, embodying the spirit and adrenaline of the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans race. This pen is not just a writing instrument, but a symbol of iconic moments and timeless triumphs in the racing world. Every detail of this pen is a nod to the history of racing. The three iconic racing liveries that adorn the pen represent a century of automotive excellence, from the emblem of the 24 Hours of Le Mans to the checkered flag, each element is a milestone in the history of the race.


The steel body of the pen tells the story of the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit, as it was in 1971. The Mulsanne Straight, famous for its speeds over 400 km/h, is finely represented, evoking the speed and excitement of the race. Renewed in style for racing enthusiasts, the custom piston-shaped pocket clip is a tribute to the world of the pit. This unprecedented reinterpretation of Montegrappa's traditional "ruzzolino" reveals a deep connection with the world of racing. The pen is available in various writing modes: fountain pen, rollerball, or twist ballpoint, each accompanied by a steel travel tube reflecting the team colors. This choice allows enthusiasts to select the style that best suits their personality and writing rhythm.


24 Heures du Mans 2023

The limited edition "24 Heures Du Mans 2023" pen by Montegrappa is a masterpiece of design and engineering, celebrating the centenary of the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans car race. This writing instrument is not just a luxury item, but a symbol of the resilience, courage, and passion that have characterized this historic race. Made with high-tech materials like carbon fiber and anodized aluminum, the "24 Heures Du Mans 2023" pen minimizes weight while maximizing strength and resilience. These materials, processed in a multi-axis mechanical center, embody the nonconformist spirit and technological innovation of the most important endurance race in Motorsport.


The pen offers a unique perspective on the world of high-performance Motorsport, with design elements reminiscent of trackside views and mechanical controls. The 32-tooth ratchet piston loading system and the rooster crest selector are just some of the elements that make this pen one of a kind. The pen's custom "body" is a tribute to the 24 Hours Circuit and a century of extremes in the racing world. Distinctive elements such as passive buttons, the dial, and the clip inspired by the Mulsanne Straight add a touch of elegance and history. With only 100 rollerballs and 100 piston fountain pens available, this limited edition is crafted to honor a century of automotive excellence. Every detail is meticulously cared for, making these pens perfect for display in a scale replica of the 24 Hours of Le Mans trophy.


The 24 Hours of Le Mans is not just a race, it's a testament to human endurance and technological innovation. Each year, teams and drivers write a new chapter in this epic story, continuing to inspire and fascinate the world of motorsport: to this unmissable event of passion for four wheels, Montegrappa has dedicated these fountain pens of immense artistic and cultural value.