Tucked under the stairs of the main hall is a superb TAG Heuer display, featuring a lineup of racing cars, starting with a lovely little 1911 Super Leveque. But the stand-out for us was the inclusion of the one and only Mirage M1.

The M1 was built by John Wyer Automotive Engineering in Slough, UK, for the 1967 racing season. It was based on the Ford GT40 using the GT40 V8 engine in various capacities up to 5.7 liters.

The highlight of its brief racing career was the victory by Jacky Ickx and Dick Thompson in the 1967 Spa-Francorchamps 1000. What a great surprise to see it at Geneva.