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#1 Boniver

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Posted 09 November 2000 - 10:37

Coupe d’Oostende
3 september 1911
10 x 33,500 km

1. Goux – Lion Peugeot (voiturette)
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Who have more info of this race


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#2 Marcor

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Posted 09 November 2000 - 15:17

You could find more in the French literature ! But here's what I find now.

On September 3, 1911, a meeting was organised at Ostende (Oostende in Dutch). Four cups were awarded to different winners:

Coupe d'Ostende and Coupe Williame (12 laps)
1- Georges Boillot on Lion-Peugeot

Coupe des Voiturettes (12 laps or 10 laps, following sources)
1- Jules Goux in Lion-Peugeot V4 2,98 L 46 HP

Coupe de Liedekerke (10 laps = 334.7 km)
1- Verhaegen (Fondu)

I think I've got a Georges Boillot's biography somewhere.

#3 Barry Lake

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Posted 09 November 2000 - 17:18

Marcor
Do you think, in your spare time, you could translate George Boillot's autobiography into English for the rest of us?
Then you could hunt down Robert Benoist's book and translate that too.
And, when you've finished that...

Oh well, it was worth a try.

#4 Ray Bell

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Posted 09 November 2000 - 19:40

Can't find any Uni students who'll work for a pittance to do it for you, Barry?

#5 Felix Muelas

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Posted 09 November 2000 - 20:23

Actually, Ray, that sounds like an excellent idea...

Alternativelly some nuns could do it :rolleyes:

I am not -necesarily- joking ;)

I do not know what ingenious ways of making some money do have the nuns associations (if that´s the name) in the rest of the World, but here in Spain I read sometime ago that they were "employed" by a Bank to type in the details of cheques presented for payment.

Whilst I do not expect average nuns to be fluent in two languages, one never knows! :)

But seriously, what Ray has just suggested -The Nostalgia Forum becoming an employer, in my free interpretation- sounds very well...

Felix







#6 Vasco

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Posted 10 November 2000 - 01:18

and does anybody have information about the oostende circuit? (trackmap, length,...)?

#7 TonyKaye

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Posted 10 November 2000 - 01:38

III Coupe d'Ostende 3 September 1911

Race distance 10 laps 207.1 miles

1. Jules Goux Lion Peugeot 10 laps 3.52'38"
2. Paul Zuccarelli Lion Peugeot 8 laps

#8 Hans Etzrodt

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Posted 10 November 2000 - 02:59

Boniver,
Your's a difficult question because the 1911 Coupe d’Oostende was a minor voiturette race. Not more than already mentioned by Marcor and Tony can be found in my documentation. :mad:

#9 TonyKaye

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Posted 10 November 2000 - 19:42

Marcor,
I was not aware of the existence of a biography of Georges Boillot. Who wrote it, when, who was the publisher, what was the title etc?

#10 Marcor

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Posted 11 November 2000 - 14:20

I'm sorry to disappoint you but when I said I've got a biography, it was not a book but "only" a 5-page article.

it is included in "l'Automobile magazine", October 1986.

I'll try to translate it as it can interest you.

#11 Barry Lake

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Posted 11 November 2000 - 16:46

Arrr, Marcor! You had us all excited there for a while!

#12 Barry Lake

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Posted 11 November 2000 - 16:47

Still, a good five-page biography is probably more than most of us have anyway - assuming it is well researched.

#13 Hans Etzrodt

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Posted 11 November 2000 - 18:15

Marcor,
If you find time, please translate the five page biography of Georges Boillot for us. Your translation does not have to be five pages long, by the way. If you can give us all the relevant points within that story, including all the dates, that would be fine. I think that all of us at TNF would be very grateful to you if you could bring us a French biography of Georges Boillot . But again, the more you can tell us, the better.
Here, in advance, is my "Thank You Marcor". :)