it was the 110 years of the Gaillon "hill" race in Normandy. This event reserved for cars until 1928, is held on 26 and 27 September 2009 with a rally on Saturday and 2 races on Sunday. As you can see on the pictures, there was a strong majority of English Gentlemen with fabulous machines including some chassis fitted with air cooled engines changed for water cooled, the American la France is simply a fire truck chassis fitted with a 14 liters engine !.
The tricycle is a Buchet Motor De Dion Bouton engined from 1898. I loved the small AC motor 4 cylinder 1300 racing perforated in every part, made solely for runs and "hill" races.
Those big V8 Curtiss engines,makes some music worthy of an AC/DC concert !.
Jean Claude Barrois
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