Who was André Lambert?
Posted 01 April 2001 - 20:56
Simple question; does anyone know who Andre Lambert is/was?
Posted 02 April 2001 - 19:51
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Posted 02 April 2001 - 21:33
"En 1937, le pavillon de chronométrage, dit André Lambert, est reconstruit en béton"
- which I think is just something about it being rebuilt out of concrete, but my French isn't what it was and the translation services on the Internet are a bit suspect....
I'm amazed that no-one has found an answer to this - the first time I've seen this happen on TNF and I've been coming here for 6 months. Come on chaps - don't shatter my illusions that you are all knowing about motorsport!
Posted 02 April 2001 - 22:14
Originally posted by Gary Grant
"En 1937, le pavillon de chronométrage, dit André Lambert, est reconstruit en béton"crete, but my French isn't what it was and the
Absolutlely - timekeepers' building was rebuilt in concrete. Off to look for A Lambert, hope I find him.
Posted 02 April 2001 - 22:46
A question about the 1st GP de la Marne at Reims in 1925. There was Raymond Roche in the entries, driving an Amilcar. Is it the famous Toto Roche, the long time President of the AC of Champagne and director of the race at Reims ?
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Posted 03 April 2001 - 05:45
As for the main question - I haven't a clue. If he was a driver this is the only mark he left on history. Perhaps he was a local dignitary? Or a fan who paid for the building?
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Posted 04 April 2001 - 01:20
Alas, memory fails me when it comes to Albert Lambert.
However, I know that the answer is out there somewhere....
Posted 04 April 2001 - 02:39
Posted 04 April 2001 - 08:01
I didn't have time to check it out, but outside there was a large sculpture of an elephant and it was very much like the mascot on the Bugatti Royales.
Couldn't remember if it was exactly the same, but if it wasn't it looked close to my tired eyes and numbed mind at the time.
Posted 04 April 2001 - 16:35
Here's his answer. It's in French and the translation follows just after. All merits is for Arnaud Meunier. Thanks him !!!
"... Le pavillon de chronométrage était à l'origine une perchoir non abrité qui devient en 1937 le pavillon en dur encore visible de nos jour. Ce pavillon dit "André Lambert" comprend au rez de chaussée, la direction de course, le central téléphonique, la direction des services médical, de police et d'incendis. Au premier étage, les services de chronométrage et les téléscripteurs. Le pavillon de chronométrage est dit André Lambert à la mémoire d'un des membres fondateur des circuits de Reims. André Lambert (1878 - 1949)."
The time-keepers 'hut' was originally an un-sheltered roost (perch). It became in 1937 this concrete building still visible nowadays. This lodge consisted of, on the ground floor, the race direction, the telephone exchange, the direction of the medical, police and fire brigade duties. On the first floor the time-keeping services and teleprinters.
It was called André Lambert in memory of one of the founder members of the circuits of Reims (the circuits with "s"). André Lambert was born in 1878 and died in 1949.
Posted 04 April 2001 - 17:44
My wife will be disappointed for twas she who suggested I pose the question. However I am not surprised it has been answered, merely that it took 4 or 5 days!
Posted 04 April 2001 - 17:50
There were people, at that time, who suggested that there had been 3 different tracks but the site you quote shows only 2. Strangely enough, their circuit plan is not that accurate, but is nothing like the 'wrong' one I have in several books.
It would be interesting to find out if Monsieur Meunier knows anything about it.
Posted 04 April 2001 - 18:24
From 1926, the Reims-Gueux circuit was initially 7.815 km long. It was triangular of which the vertices were the corners of Gueux, La Garenne and Thillois, using a part of National Road 31 (N31) and Departmental lane D26 and D27...
(Translated from "Les grandes heures du circuit de Reims-Gueux", in AUTOMOBILIA)
Posted 04 April 2001 - 19:46
Now that we all know who André Lambert was, who should care about the 1973 Japanese GP? :chewing on sour grapes:
Originally posted by Barry Boor
However I am not surprised it has been answered, merely that it took 4 or 5 days!
Posted 04 April 2001 - 21:14
Still, well done Marcor - my faith in TNF to come up with the answer to anything motor racing related, no matter how obscure, is reaffirmed.
Posted 08 October 2020 - 10:30
André Lambert was an insurance broker.
Think this beats my personal record for answering a TNF question, with a photo of Master James driving a DN3, some ten years after the question was asked, by some considerable margin, well done Mike