Lemaître and Giraud
Posted 02 January 2005 - 11:23
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 FranÃ§ois. FranÃ§ois 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.
Posted 03 January 2005 - 17:30
In my experience Ivan Rendall is not a motor racing authority worthy of any credit whatsoever.
Posted 04 January 2005 - 01:00
At the end of 1899, he sold his Peugeot 70,000 Francs and stopped his brief but successful career.
Posted 04 January 2005 - 08:54
Albert LemaÃ®tre and Ã‰tienne Giraud.
Albert LemaÃ®tre had a brother - I don't know his first name, maybe Georges - they were involved in the Champagne business, in Ã‰pernay. But the driver in question was Albert LemaÃ®tre.
Ã‰tienne 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".
Posted 12 January 2005 - 05:33
- Lemaitre G(eorges) - Mercedes
- Lemaitre E - Darracq
Posted 12 January 2005 - 19:59