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Albert Clément (c.1878 - died 17 May 1907, Dieppe, Seine-Maritime) was a French motor racing driver.
Alessandro Umberto Cagno, Umberto Cagno, nicknamed Sandrin (2 May 1883 – 23 December 1971) was an Italian racing driver, aviation pioneer and powerboat racer.
Arthur Duray (9 February 1882 – 11 February 1954) was born in New York City of Belgian parents and later became a French citizen.
The Automobile Club de l'Ouest (English: Automobile Club of the West), sometimes abbreviated to ACO, is the largest automotive group in France.
The Automobile Club of France (Automobile Club de France) (ACF) is a men's club founded on November 12, 1895 by Albert de Dion, Paul Meyan, and its first president, the Dutch-born Baron, Etienne van Zuylen van Nijevelt.
Automobiles Darracq France was a manufacturer of motor vehicles and aero engines in Suresnes, near Paris.
Automobiles Grégoire was a French car manufacturer, established in 1902, that operated for about twenty years in the early 20th century.
The automotive industry is a wide range of companies and organizations involved in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing, and selling of motor vehicles, some of them are called automakers.
Bouloire is a commune in the Sarthe department in the region of Pays-de-la-Loire in north-western France.
Brasier was a French automobile manufacturer, based in the Paris conurbation, and active between 1905 and 1930.
Camille Jenatzy (1868, Schaerbeek – 8 December 1913, Habay la Neuve) was a Belgian race car driver.
Chain drive is a way of transmitting mechanical power from one place to another.
The Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans, also known as Circuit de la Sarthe (after the 1906 French Grand Prix triangle circuit) located in Le Mans, Maine, France, is a semi-permanent race course chiefly known as the venue for the 24 Hours of Le Mans auto race.
Clément-Bayard, Bayard-Clément, was a French manufacturer of automobiles, aeroplanes and airships founded in 1903 by entrepreneur Gustave Adolphe Clément.
Connerré is a commune in the Sarthe department in the Pays de la Loire region in north-western France.
Continental AG, commonly known as Continental, is a leading German automotive manufacturing company specialising in tyres, brake systems, interior electronics, automotive safety, powertrain and chassis components, tachographs, and other parts for the automotive and transportation industries.
A drive shaft, driveshaft, driving shaft, propeller shaft (prop shaft), or Cardan shaft is a mechanical component for transmitting torque and rotation, usually used to connect other components of a drive train that cannot be connected directly because of distance or the need to allow for relative movement between them.
Dunlop Rubber was a multinational company involved in the manufacture of various rubber goods.
A dynamo is an electrical generator that creates direct current using a commutator.
Elliott Fitch Shepard Jr. (October 13, 1876 – April 10, 1927) was an American racing driver, who competed in several early motor races.
Engine displacement is the swept volume of all the pistons inside the cylinders of a reciprocating engine in a single movement from top dead centre (TDC) to bottom dead centre (BDC).
An exhaust system is usually piping used to guide reaction exhaust gases away from a controlled combustion inside an engine or stove.
In motorsport, the fastest lap is the quickest lap run during a race.
The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA, English: International Automobile Federation) is an association established as the Association Internationale des Automobile Clubs Reconnus (AIACR, English: 'International Association of Recognized Automobile Clubs') on 20 June 1904 to represent the interests of motoring organisations and motor car users.
Felice Nazzaro (4 December 1881 – 21 March 1940) was an Italian racecar driver, a native of Turin.
Ferenc Szisz (September 20, 1873 – February 21, 1944), was a Hungarian race car driver and the winner of the first Grand Prix motor racing event on a Renault Grand Prix 90CV on 26 June, 1906.
Fiat Automobiles S.p.A. (originally FIAT, lit) is the largest automobile manufacturer in Italy, a subsidiary of FCA Italy S.p.A., which is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (previously Fiat S.p.A.). Fiat Automobiles was formed in January 2007 when Fiat reorganized its automobile business, and traces its history back to 1899 when the first Fiat automobile, the Fiat 4 HP, was produced.
Floodlights are broad-beamed, high-intensity artificial lights.
A footbridge (also called a pedestrian bridge, pedestrian overpass, or pedestrian overcrossing) is a bridge designed for pedestrians and in some cases cyclists, animal traffic, and horse riders, instead of vehicular traffic.
The franc (sign: F or Fr), also commonly distinguished as the (FF), was a currency of France.
The French Grand Prix (Grand Prix de France), formerly known as the Grand Prix de l'ACF, is a auto race held as part of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile's annual Formula One World Championship.
The fuel economy of an automobile is the relationship between the distance traveled and the amount of fuel consumed by the vehicle.
George Heath (1862–1943) was an early American racing driver.
The German Grand Prix (Großer Preis von Deutschland) is a biennial automobile race that has been held most years since 1926, with 75 races having been held.
Gobron-Brillié was an early French automobile manufactured from 1898 to 1930.
As one of three Gordon Bennett Cups established by James Gordon Bennett, Jr., millionaire owner of the New York Herald, the automobile racing award was first given in 1900 in France.
Grand Prix motor racing has its roots in organised automobile racing that began in France as far back as 1894.
A grandstand is a large and normally permanent structure for seating spectators, most often at a racetrack.
A hairpin turn (also hairpin bend, hairpin corner, etc.), named for its resemblance to a hairpin/bobby pin, is a bend in a road with a very acute inner angle, making it necessary for an oncoming vehicle to turn about 180° to continue on the road.
Henri Louis Rougier, (28 October 1876 – July 1956) was a French sportsman, racing cyclist, pioneer aeroplane pilot and sporting motorist.
Société Anonyme des Anciens Etablissements Hotchkiss et Cie was a French arms and, in the 20th century, automobile manufacturer first established by United States gunsmith Benjamin B. Hotchkiss.
Hubert Le Blon (21 March 1874 – 2 April 1910) was a French automobilist and pioneer aviator.
An ignition magneto, or high tension magneto, is a magneto that provides current for the ignition system of a spark-ignition engine, such as a petrol engine.
An ignition system generates a spark or heats an electrode to a high temperature to ignite a fuel-air mixture in spark ignition internal combustion engines oil-fired and gas-fired boilers, rocket engines, etc.
Itala was a car manufacturer based in Turin, Italy from 1904-1934, started by Matteo Ceirano and five partners in 1903.
James Gordon Bennett Jr. (May 10, 1841May 14, 1918) was publisher of the New York Herald, founded by his father, James Gordon Bennett Sr. (1795–1872), who emigrated from Scotland.
Jean Chassagne (26 July 1881 La Croisille-sur-Briance – 13 April 1947) was a pioneer submariner, aviator and French racecar driver active 1906-1930.
Kaiser is the German word for "emperor".
The Kaiserpreis (Emperor's Prize) auto race, named after Emperor Wilhelm II, was held in 1907.
La Ferté-Bernard is a commune in the Sarthe department in the Pays de la Loire region in north-western France.
La Presse was the first penny press newspaper in France.
Léon Théry (16 April 1879 – 8 March 1909) was a French racing driver, nicknamed "Le Chronometer", who won the premier European race, the Gordon Bennett Cup, in both 1904 and 1905.
Le Mans is a city in France, on the Sarthe River.
Le Petit Parisien was a prominent French newspaper during the French Third Republic.
From the beginning of organised motor sport events, in the early 1900s, until the late 1960s, before commercial sponsorship liveries came into common use, vehicles competing in Formula One, sports car racing, touring car racing and other international auto racing competitions customarily painted their cars in standardised racing colours that indicated the nation of origin of the car or driver.
Lorraine-Dietrich was a French automobile and aircraft engine manufacturer from 1896 until 1935, created when railway locomotive manufacturer Société Lorraine des Anciens Etablissements de Dietrich et Cie de Lunéville (known as De Dietrich et Cie, founded in 1884 by Jean de Dietrich) branched into the manufacture of automobiles.
Louis Rigolly, a Frenchman, was the first man to drive a car at over.
Louis Wagner (5 February 1882 – 13 March 1960) was a French Grand Prix driver who won the first ever United States and British Grands Prix.
Mercedes was a brand of the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG).
Michelin (full name: SCA Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin) is a French tyre manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne région of France.
Montfort-le-Gesnois is a commune in the Sarthe department in the region of Pays-de-la-Loire in north-western France.
Motorsport or motor sport is a global term used to encompass the group of competitive sporting events which primarily involve the use of motorised vehicles, whether for racing or non-racing competition.
A palisade—sometimes called a stakewall or a paling—is typically a fence or wall made from wooden stakes or tree trunks and used as a defensive structure or enclosure.
Panhard is a French manufacturer of light tactical and military vehicles.
Parc fermé, literally meaning "closed park" in French, is a secure area at a motor racing circuit wherein the cars are driven back to the pits post- and sometimes pre-race.
The Paris–Bordeaux–Paris Trail of June 1895 is sometimes called the "first motor race" although it did not conform to modern convention whereby the fastest finisher is the winner.
The Pau Grand Prix (Grand Prix de Pau) is a motor race held in Pau, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department of southwestern France.
Paul Baras (May 14, 1870 – November 6, 1941) was a road racing cyclist and racing driver from France.
Baron Pierre de Caters (Berchem, 25 December 1875 – Paris, 21 March 1944) was a Belgian adventurer, aviator and car and motorboat racer.
In motorsports, a pit stop is where a racing vehicle stops in the pits during a race for refuelling, new tyres, repairs, mechanical adjustments, a driver change, as a penalty, or any combination of the above.
A plank road is a road composed of wooden planks or puncheon logs.
Propaganda is information that is not objective and is used primarily to influence an audience and further an agenda, often by presenting facts selectively to encourage a particular synthesis or perception, or using loaded language to produce an emotional rather than a rational response to the information that is presented.
A pseudonym or alias is a name that a person or group assumes for a particular purpose, which can differ from their first or true name (orthonym).
Radiators are heat exchangers used for cooling internal combustion engines, mainly in automobiles but also in piston-engined aircraft, railway locomotives, motorcycles, stationary generating plant or any similar use of such an engine.
Groupe Renault is a French multinational automobile manufacturer established in 1899.
Richard-Brasier was the successor of the early French automobile maker Georges Richard from 1902.
A riding mechanic was a mechanic that rode along with a race car during races, and who was tasked with maintaining, monitoring, and repairing the car during the race.
The rim is the "outer edge of a wheel, holding the tire".
Saint-Calais is a commune in the Sarthe department in the region of Pays-de-la-Loire in north-western France.
A spoiler is an automotive aerodynamic device whose intended design function is to 'spoil' unfavorable air movement across a body of a vehicle in motion, usually described as turbulence or drag.
A sports governing body is a sports organization that has a regulatory or sanctioning function.
Sportsmanship is an aspiration or ethos that a sport or activity will be enjoyed for its own sake, with proper consideration for fairness, ethics, respect, and a sense of fellowship with one's competitors.
A stall is the slowing or stopping of a process and in the case of an engine refers to a sudden stopping of the engine turning, usually brought about accidentally.
Suspension is the system of tires, tire air, springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels and allows relative motion between the two.
Tar is a dark brown or black viscous liquid of hydrocarbons and free carbon, obtained from a wide variety of organic materials through destructive distillation.
The Motor (later, just Motor) was a British weekly car magazine founded on 28 January 1903 and published by Temple Press.
Upholstery is the work of providing furniture, especially seats, with padding, springs, webbing, and fabric or leather covers.
Vibraye is a commune in the Sarthe department in the region of Pays-de-la-Loire in north-western France.
Victor Hémery (18 November 1876 – 9 September 1950) was a champion French racecar driver of the early Grand Prix motor racing era.
Vincenzo Florio Jr. (18 March 1883 – 6 January 1959) was an Italian entrepreneur, heir of the rich Florio economic dynasty, one of the wealthiest Italian families during the late 19th century.
Vincenzo Lancia (24 August 1881 in Fobello, Piedmont – 15 February 1937 in Turin) was an Italian pilot, engineer and founder of Lancia.
The 1907 French Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor race held at Dieppe on 2 July 1907.
The 1908 New York to Paris Race was an automobile competition consisting of drivers attempting to travel from New York to Paris.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans) is the world's oldest active sports car race in endurance racing, held annually since near the town of Le Mans, France.