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#1 gerrit stevens

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 11:23

The second ranked driver in Paris-Rouen was Lemaître on Peugeot.
Peter Higham in his International Racing Guide and Ivan Rendall (The Chequered Flag) gives as first name; Georges.
Henry Serrano Villard (The Great Road Races 1894-1914) gives Albert.
I have seen both names in other sources too. Which is the right one.

Also some difficulties with Giraud as a competitor in the city-to-city races 1894-1903.
Serrano Villard gives Etienne but Rendall gives François. François competed in voiturette races at the end of the first decennium of the 20th century so I think the dirver in the city-to-city period was Etienne.
Is there someone who could confirm this.

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#2 Doug Nye

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 17:30

Gerritt - by 1897 'La France Automobile' was listing Lemaitre as Albert Lemaitre of Ay (Marne) while Giraud was quoted as having the Christian name Etienne...

In my experience Ivan Rendall is not a motor racing authority worthy of any credit whatsoever.

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#3 Marc Ceulemans

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 01:00

La Vie automobile also said ALBERT LEMAITRE...

At the end of 1899, he sold his Peugeot 70,000 Francs and stopped his brief but successful career.

#4 robert dick

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Posted 04 January 2005 - 08:54

Confirmation :
Albert Lemaître and Étienne Giraud.

Albert Lemaître had a brother - I don't know his first name, maybe Georges - they were involved in the Champagne business, in Épernay. But the driver in question was Albert Lemaître.
Étienne Giraud was a prominent/early member of the ACF - in 1901/02 he promoted the creation of the famous 1000-kg class limiting the "grosses voitures".

#5 Boniver

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 05:33

1901 Paris-Berlin

- Lemaitre G(eorges) - Mercedes
- Lemaitre E - Darracq


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#6 robert dick

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 08:31

The Mercedes driver was Albert Lemaître.

#7 Boniver

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 19:59

Peugeot of Albert Lemaitre and Adolphe Clément


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