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#1 robert dick

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 09:01

French (and a few Italian) pre-WWI events from the Agence Rol collection on the website of the Bibliothèque Nationale/Paris
http://gallica.bnf.fr/
- click "Recherche",
- fill the search box Auteur with "agence rol",
- or the search box Recherche libre with "grand prix dieppe", "grand prix lyon", "voiturette", etc...


Examples:

1908 Coupe des Voiturettes, Compiègne - Boillot, Goux and Giuppone (Lion-Peugeot team)
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My old friend Fernand Gabriel - 1907 Brescia (Lorraine-Dietrich) - 1908 ACF Dieppe (Clément-Bayard) - 1911 GP de France Le Mans (Rolland-Pilain) - 1913 ACF Amiens (Théo Schneider)
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Otto Salzer - 1913 GP de France Le Mans - 1914 ACF Lyon (Mercedes)
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Alézy - 1908 Salon/Provence (six-cylinder Clément-Bayard)
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Clément-Bayard factory at Levallois
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Rigal at the wheel of the 1908 GP Bayard at the factory
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Paolo Zuccarelli (Hispano-Suiza) - 1910 GP des Voiturettes Boulogne
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#2 Vitesse2

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 20:50

Robert - many thanks for these :clap:

There are some more real gems:

Starting gun for the 1908 GP de l'ACF, complete with the man who is about to fire it (and his stylish Panama chapeau!) Note the people in the background covering their ears against the expected explosion.

http://gallica.bnf.f...8/btv1b6913186x

"Goudronnage devant les tribunes". They don't do road surfaces like this any more!

http://gallica.bnf.f...8/btv1b6913181v

Renault pit signallers:

http://gallica.bnf.f...8/btv1b6913088d

"Clairon annonçant les voitures à la fourche"

http://gallica.bnf.f...8/btv1b69131828

#3 Terry Walker

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Posted 07 December 2008 - 00:37

"That's not a starter's pistol - this is a starter's pistol!"