Gaillon "Hill" Race 2009


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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