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1896 Races

Post by TMT on Sat 14 Jan - 15:32

Hi everyone, this is my first post on this amazing forum!  I used to post old racing pics (from the 1890s) on the old Aerogi forum under the name acaffi.
Here's just a little taster here of some of the stuff I have.  Most forums seem only to be interested in the World Championship years from 1950, but if you guys are keen, I have lots more to post from 1878 to 1949! Very Happy

1896.04.26 Course du Bordeaux-Langon (France)

Abel Bord (Peugeot) - winner


Results



1896.05.24 Course du Bordeaux-Agen-Bordeaux (Fra)

#6 Andre Michelin (Panhard) - 2nd


#12 Abel Bord (Peugeot) - retired


Results



1896.05.30 New York Cosmopolitan Road Race (USA)

#1 J. Frank Duryea (Duryea) - 1st


#2 Charles Duryea (Duryea) - 2nd


#5 Brander (Roger-Benz) - retired


#6 Crouch (Crouch-Booth) - retired


#? ??? (Hartley Steam Motocycle) - DNS


Ardsley Country Club - the halfway stopping point in the race


Results


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Post by TMT on Sat 14 Jan - 15:46

1896.07.11-12 Concours du Spa (Belgium)
2 competitions over 2 days - one a handicap race and the other a driving skills test

Poster


Crowd


Competitor's #5 and #6


Albert Laumaille (Peugeot) 1st and 2nd


Commemorative postage stamp


Results


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Post by TMT on Sat 14 Jan - 15:58

1896.09.07-10 Providence Horseless Carriage Race (USA)
3 races on an oval dirt track over 3 days (4th cancelled due to bad weather)

Poster


Circuit


Andrew L Riker (Riker Electric) - winner


Competitors


Results & Report

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Post by TMT on Sat 14 Jan - 16:50

1896.09.20 Elinatoires Motocyclettes de l'ACF - Paris-Mantes (France)
The ACF (Automobile Club de France) decided to hold an elimination contest for quadricycles, tricycles and motocyclettes - with only the top finishers gaining entry to the big race a few days later.

#14 Count Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat (De Dion Tricycle) - 6th


#15 Delieuvin (De Dion Tricycle) - 2nd


#31 d'Ofraiville (Hildebrand-Wolfuller motocycle) - retired (tyres)


#40 Collomb (De Dion Tricycle) - retired (took wrong route)


#52 Chevalier (De Dion Tricycle) - 1st


Baron Zuylen de Nyevelt (President of the ACF) arriving at the race


Results



1896.09.24-10.03 Course de l'ACF - Paris-Marseilles-Paris (France)
In the early days, cars, tricycles and motorcycles used to race together!  The ACF (Automobile Club de France) meetings were the equivalent of the modern day Grand Prix meetings and were the biggest events of the year.

Entry list


Solid silver trophy to be awarded to the winner by the London Motor Car Club


Race route


Rules


The start area


The Panhard Team


The Delahaye Team


#5 Emile Levassor (Panhard) - 4th


#6 Emile Mayade (Panhard) - winner


#8 Merkel (Panhard) - 2nd


#12 Albert de Dion (De Dion) - retired


#13 Viet (De Dion tricycle) - 3rd


#20 Amedee Bollee (Bollee) - retired


#23 Leon Bollee (Bollee Tricar)


#24 Valentin (Trioleyre-Benz) - retired


#25 Esteve (Triyoleyre-Benz) - retired


#26 Landry (Landry et Beyroux) - 13th


#29 Guyonnet (Parisienne-Benz) - 11th


#30 Charles Laboure (Parisienne-Benz) - 12th


#33 Ferte (Fisson-Benz) - retired


#41 Ernest Archdeacon (Delahaye) - 7th


#42 Emil Delahaye (Delahaye) - 10th


#44 Auguste Doriot (Peugeot) - 8th


#45 Louis Rigoulot (Peugeot) - retired


#46 Berlet (Peugeot) - 6th


#51 Collomb (De Dion Tricycle) - 5th


Results & Autocar Magazine report



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Post by McLeod on Sat 14 Jan - 19:33

This is very interesting. Thank you very much !
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Post by Wookey on Sun 15 Jan - 11:04

Hi TMT ! Welcome back ! Even if those early years are less popular with some members they are absolutely welcomed here. Thank you very much for your post
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Post by Wookey on Sun 15 Jan - 11:29

TMT wrote:1896.09.24-10.03 Course de l'ACF - Paris-Marseilles-Paris (France)


The start area at the Casino de la Plage



This is obviously the square in front of Chateau de Versailles.
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Post by TMT on Sun 15 Jan - 12:14

Wookey wrote:
TMT wrote:1896.09.24-10.03 Course de l'ACF - Paris-Marseilles-Paris (France)


The start area at the Casino de la Plage



This is obviously the square in front of Chateau de Versailles.

Thank you for the correction Wookey - the description in my original source must be incorrect! affraid

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Post by Wookey on Sun 15 Jan - 12:27

Was easy for me, born and raised in Marseilles, and having lived in Paris, nearby Versailles for decades Wink
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