1894 Paris - Rouen Non-qualifyers
Posted 25 January 2003 - 18:19
#3 De Dion-Bouton steamer
#21 Alexandre Letar steamer
Does anyone know the drivers?
Posted 27 January 2003 - 15:42
Posted 28 January 2003 - 09:56
# 12 = driven by Tenting (a former foreman at Dalifol (in around 1875) – Dalifol was a Parisian foundry who, in 1876 in association with Amédée Bollée Père, built a steam tram).
Although not qualified, Tenting took part in the Concours, at least till Mantes where he was photographed (photos of all cars were taken by Girard, when the field stopped for breakfast in Mantes, at the Hôtel du Soleil d’Or).
# 21 = driven by Alexandre Letar.
# 29 = driven by Armand Peugeot. He too tried to follow the Concours to Rouen despite his non-qualification, but broke down again (seems that Armand was a bad chauffeur). Finally he took the train to Rouen.
Posted 28 January 2003 - 18:45
That is, again, superb information! You must have done one heck of a research job there!
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