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#1 Hans Etzrodt

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 04:59

The first Mont Ventoux Climb in August ? of 1902 was won by Paul Chaucard (Panhard 70 hp) in 27m17.0s. Thereafter the event was staged annually until 1913 and again after WW II from 1921 to 1925. After a one-year break it continued in 1927 up to 1934 and after another break in 1935, a sports car event was held on September 20, 1936, won by Robert Carrière (Delahaye sports car) in 14m52.4s. The next event I know about took place July 31, 1949, with Maurice Trintignant (Gordini) the winner in 14m13.6s.

My question is if this event was staged between 1936 and 1949? Various racing calendars showed dates for Mont Ventoux on August 15, 1937 – July 20, 1947 – July 25, 1948. What happened?

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#2 Ron Scoma

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 05:51

My question is if this event was staged between 1936 and 1949? Various racing calendars showed dates for Mont Ventoux on August 15, 1937 – July 20, 1947 – July 25, 1948. What happened? [/B]


According to Maurice Louche's book, "Mont Ventoux,"(1984) the event was staged in 1936, 1947, 1948, and 1949. If you would like specific information please ask and I will try to translate it into English.
I believe he still has a few copies left if you are interested.
Cheers,

Ron Scoma

#3 Hans Etzrodt

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 11:29

Yes, I would be interested in Maurice Louche's book, "Mont Ventoux,"(1984), depending on the cost. How do I contact him? Can I write or e-mail to him in English?

In this case I am looking for the following data (1937-1949):
1 - Date when event took place
2 - Racing class overall winner's first & last name
3 - his car and type (fastest racecar)
4 - time and/or speed of winner
5 - sports or touring car only if no racing cars competed

#4 David McKinney

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 13:43

Louche makes no mention of any 1937 event

27/7/1947: “Claude” (des Tages), Cisitalia D46, 16m 38.4s (77.853)
19/9/1948: Robert Manzon, Simca 1430, 14m 30.2s (89.338)
31/7/1949: Maurice Trintignant, Simca 1490, 14m 03.6 (92.176)

#5 Marcor

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 15:05

Hans, do you know this website ?
http://wspr-racing.c...x/ventoux1.html

I thought the Maurice Louche's book was sold out.

#6 Hans Etzrodt

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 17:03

Thank you all, Gentlemen. I am still interested in the book if someone knows about one existing for sale.

#7 Ron Scoma

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 20:15

[i] I thought the Maurice Louche's book was sold out. [/B]

He had a few copies at Retromobile a few weeks ago. They were printed on special, heavier, paper.

Ron