Felix this car has an aluminum alloy chassis; compacted ash may be stronger than sraight up wood, but it's not quite up to par with modern race chassis design. You're right in saying that the road car still uses ash, but we're not talking about the road car. Also, this Morgan is very much made for Le Mans. I never said it wasn't. The reason i was so against this car competing at Le Mans this year was because it was chosen over some much more qualified entrants. For example: the Callaway C-12 R. That car competed at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 2001 and showed itself to be very fast. It got in inivitation from the ACO and then won the pole last year at La Sarthe and ran very competitively in the race, and then it came back and competed with even more strength at the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in October. But it wasn't even invited to Le Mans this year because they allowed in an unproven car. I just feel that this car should have to prove itself a worthy competitor, like the Callaway had to do, before it goes to Le Mans. After that, if it can actually do the trick, i have no problem with it being there. Deuginthesky, i know that this is the first year that this car is competing; that's exactly the reason that i don't think it should be invited. I don't follow Le Mans to see some new car that flubs around near the bottom of the time sheets and then doesn't finish the race (if you're not fast you should at least be reliable...). You wouldn't hire someone for an important job without first checking to see if they had the proper education and background would you? Same goes for Le Mans. They should not just allow any car in just because it's different.Hell if they are gonna do that then i'm going to go enter my truck in the race! It's slow, but it's very different from anything running endurance races these days!