Starting: Nr. 13~ is the 5th album in the Michel Vaillant series. It introduces several character and racing teams, such as Francoise Latour, Bob Cramer and the Texas Driver's Club. The Live Action Michel Vaillant movie is in part inspired by this album.

Please note that this album title is unofficial, as it has not been released in English speaking territories.


When Elisabeth Vaillant wakes up from a nightmare, she is comforted by her husband in that it can never come true; afterall, the car she describes as crashing into Michel, a red and white car bearing the number 13, is impossible to appear as the number has been banned. But fate proves a fickle ally for the Vaillants this time around, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans will prove a lot more difficult than ever imagined...