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#1 Doug Nye

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Posted 22 September 2002 - 18:16

Can anyone help with identification of this event - this incident involving a Lion-Peugeot Voiturette is identified merely by a scrawl on the back of one print reading '1912 - D'Aime - Limonest' we're at a loss, is it Limonest circuit, sprint, hill-climb, or 'Limonest corner' on a circuit such as Dieppe, or what??? Pressed for time... any advice gratefully received....

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#2 Marcor

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Posted 22 September 2002 - 18:42

The Limonest Hillclimb was organised by the AC du Rhone. The hill is located between Chères and Anse (road D13 Bis) and the track was 3.740 km long. I think the first edition was around 1905. The 15th edition won by Chiron in 1927 seems to be the last.

#3 karlcars

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Posted 22 September 2002 - 18:50

Great pix but tough to pin down. The town of Limonest is NNW of Lyon, not far away at all. It's due east of Dommartin, which brings up another French marque!

Can't find any record of a driver named D'Aime and the main Voiturette races of that year were at Dieppe and Le Mans. A hillclimb is the most likely, I think.

#4 David McKinney

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Posted 22 September 2002 - 18:53

Originally posted by Marcor
The 15th edition won by Chiron in 1927 seems to be the last.

I have a note of Giraud-Cabatous winning the 1928 Limonest event - or 1100 class thereof? - in the eight-cylinder Salmson

#5 WGD706

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Posted 22 September 2002 - 18:55

The 1912 Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France at Dieppe (25-26 June) has only one Lion-Peugeot L3 entered, car#47 of Ren‚ Thomas, which retired on lap 7 with engine failure. Car #26 was a Calthorpe driven by Ligurd Hornsted , which retired on lap 5 with gearbox problems.

#6 Marcor

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Posted 22 September 2002 - 19:16

Sorry 1927 was not the last...

If you understand French here's a link: http://www.asarhone..../reglement.html

#7 Doug Nye

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Posted 22 September 2002 - 19:18

Thank you very much indeed, Marc, Karl, Dave and 'WGD' - we have a movie segment of this incident woven into one of the earliest movie dramas to be set against a motor racing background, a silent in which the foul Sir Jasper saws part through the steering column of his love rival's racing car...we were just about to run the production tapes and CDs when these part-identified stills came to hand.

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#8 WGD706

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Posted 22 September 2002 - 19:30

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You're welcome; always interesting to do historical research. BTW, how would you classify historical versus classical or antique research? I hate to read posts considering the 80s and 90s as 'historical!
I know here in Florida (as may be in other parts of the US) vehicles are registered with the state and given special license tags with the term antique/classic if they are over 20 years old. Personally, I haven't entered that stage of my life yet, even if I am over 50!
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#9 paulhooft

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Posted 22 September 2002 - 20:06

Seeing those pictures...

one of my wishes,
her I go again,
Is having those Bill Mason films,
by ...Shell they where ..
A history of Motor Racing..
they were named..

So I have been at the Shell station every 2 weeks or so,
for gas, or benzine
but I never saw them for sale there,
for the last 20 years or so..
on DVD.., or any other media..
So I think we are badly understood..
and I hope in vain...
Paul

#10 Pete Stowe

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Posted 23 September 2002 - 19:56

Originally posted by paulhooft
Seeing those pictures...

one of my wishes,
her I go again,
Is having those Bill Mason films,
by ...Shell they where ..
A history of Motor Racing..
they were named..

So I have been at the Shell station every 2 weeks or so,
for gas, or benzine
but I never saw them for sale there,
for the last 20 years or so..
on DVD.., or any other media..
So I think we are badly understood..
and I hope in vain...
Paul

The Shell History of Motor Racing is available on video - well 3 videos - try www.millhousebooks.com

#11 karlcars

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Posted 25 September 2002 - 17:05

BTW, hillclimbing at Limonest is still alive and well. I just read something about this year's event....

#12 paulhooft

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Posted 25 September 2002 - 17:59

I know that they are for sale at a price,,
But, as I am, a other motor racing enthousiast..
Buying Shell Benzine for so long:
I in vain, perhaps, hoped,
that someday we could get a copy of the series...

I really would like to swap them in,
for those Shell stamps I have collected over the years
The Dutch always get them,
every time they go to the Gas station..
perhaps because we are:
Dutch???
Or do you get any?
Gas is expensive here now


Paull