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#1 Udo K.

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Posted 05 June 2002 - 14:41

Jean Herteaux was killed in a sports car race at St. Etienne on May 14th 1953. My first records of St.Etienne races are from 1955 (Forez-St.Etienne 4 HRS). Does anyone have more on the 1953 (and possible 1954) race (s) ?

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#2 dretceterini

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Posted 05 June 2002 - 15:43

I am totally unfamiliar with this race or series of races, but it sounds VERY interesting...

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#3 Doug Nye

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Posted 05 June 2002 - 19:54

Hang on a mo - wasn't he killed in a hill-climb?????? C-Type??? After crossing the finish line???? Or am I confusing him with somebody else?? I probably am...

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#4 Pete Stowe

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Posted 05 June 2002 - 20:04

.....or more probably not Doug.
Andrew Whytes Jaguar Competition cars to 1953 lists Jean Heurtaux with a C-type "Broke record for Planfoy hillclimb near St Etienne, losing control after finish and dying in ensuing crash, May 1953"

#5 David McKinney

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Posted 05 June 2002 - 21:14

My only records of the Forez race at St Etienne (or was it the St Etienne race at Forez?) are for 1955 and 1957

#6 Udo K.

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Posted 05 June 2002 - 21:20

Originally posted by Pete Stowe
.....or more probably not Doug.
Andrew Whytes Jaguar Competition cars to 1953 lists Jean Heurtaux with a C-type "Broke record for Planfoy hillclimb near St Etienne, losing control after finish and dying in ensuing crash, May 1953"


That means St. Etienne race in 1953 was a hillclimb, not a sports car race.

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#7 Doug Nye

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Posted 05 June 2002 - 21:54

Not exactly - there was no 'St Etienne race' that year, it would appear, for this was the Course de Cote de Planfoy - an against the clock hill-climb....thanks Pete, I was having a brainstorm but manfully resisted actually looking it up. In fact I think that - somewhere - I have the programme for that event.

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