I was amazed to read in a 1916 Arizona newspaper, that Francis Richard, the head of the Richard (or, RIChard) Motor Manufacturing Co. in Cleveland/OH, was supposed to be "the brother of George S. Richard (sic!), designer and engineer of the famous French car Richard-Brassiere (sic - no giggles, please) (...) Francis Richard is also the builder and designer of the Richard carburetor"!
Now, I am used to reading all kinds of BS in US newspapers, especially when it comes to Europe and racing, but this article didn't strike me as particularly sensational, and furthermore the name (Richard-)Brasier was hardly any longer a househeld one (in 1916). So, is it true? Who knows more about that?
P.S. For those who wonder about the Arizona bit: Bob Delno, the driver of the RIChard at the 1916 Indy 500, was originally from Tucson/AZ.
Edited by Michael Ferner, 18 April 2014 - 14:03.