1898 Paris–Amsterdam–Paris

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The 1898 Paris–Amsterdam–Paris Race was a competitive 'city to city' motor race which ran over 7 days from 7–13 July 1898 and covered 1,431 km. It was won by Fernand Charron driving a Panhard et Levassor for 33 hours at an average speed of 43 km/h over unsurfaced roads.[1]

The event was organised by the Automobile Club de France (ACF) and was sometimes retrospectively known as the III Grand Prix de l'A.C.F.[1]

Results[edit]

Paris-Amsterdam-Paris Race - 7–13 July 1898 - 1,431 km[1] The Categorie Vitesse (Speed category) was sub-divided into classes 'A' - vehicles with 2-3 seats; 'B' - (vehicles with 4 seats and 'C' - General.

Overall[edit]

The overall results for class A in the 'Categorie Vitesse' were:[1]

Pos No Driver Car Time Notes
1 France Fernand Charron Panhard & Levassor 33:04:34 43.26 kph
2 France Leonce Girardot Panhard & Levassor 33:25:18
3 France "Gaudry"(Etienne Giraud) Amédée Bollée 34:08:58
4 Belgium Rene de Knyff Panhard & Levassor 34:58:50
5 France Loysel Amédée Bollée 35:19:09
6 France Adam Panhard & Levassor 35:45:57
7 France Auguste Doriot Peugeot 36:20:47
8 France Émile Kraeutler Peugeot 38:26:55
9 France Levegh (Alfred Velghe) Mors 38:41:02
10 France Antony Peugeot 39:30:14
11 France E. Chesnay Mors 43:58:40
12 France Gilles Hourgières Panhard & Levassor 46:50:19
13 United States George Heath (racing driver) Panhard & Levassor 48:58:26
14 France Parix Panhard & Levassor 52:30:58
15 France Védrine Georges Richard 57:27:05

Stage Winners[edit]

The stage winners were:

Stage Itinerary Length Driver Car Time Speed Notes
1 Champigny-Chateau d'Ardenne 294.90 France Fernand Charron Panhard & Levassor 6:56:07s 42.52 km/h
2 Chateau d'Ardenne-Nijmegen 251.35 France Gilles Hourgières Panhard & Levassor 6:00:23s 41.84 km/h
3 Nijmegen-Amsterdam 112.00 France Leonce Girardot Panhard & Levassor 2:20:40s 47.77 km/h
4 Amsterdam-Liège 269.55 France Fernand Charron Panhard & Levassor 5:30:43s 48.90 km/h
5 Liège-Verdun 259.90 France "Gaudry"(Etienne Giraud) Amédée Bollée 5:57:09s 43.66 km/h
6 Verdun-Paris 243.30 France Fernand Charron Panhard & Levassor 5:34:08s 43.69 km/h

Did not finish[edit]

Entrants who did not finish :[1]

Did Not Finish
Driver
No. Car stages
completed
Notes
Amédée Bollée Amédée Bollée 3 stages
Leys Panhard & Levassor 3 stages
Roscoff Mors 3 stages
Vinet Amédée Bollée 3 stages
Baron de Turkheim Amédée Bollée 2 stages
Breuil Peugeot 2 stages
A. Koechlin Peugeot 1 stage
Marcellin De Dion-Bouton tricycle 0 stages
Max Richard Georges Richard 0 stages
Georges Richard Georges Richard 0 stages

See also[edit]

References[edit]

[2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Motoring Results Archive", 1898 results (TeamDan), retrieved 7 February 2013 
  2. ^ L'Histoire de l'Automobile par Pierre Souvestre
  3. ^ Gallica online archive of the Library of France. Le Matin, 8 July 1898. La course Paris-Amsterdam-Paris. Le Départ des chauffeurs de vitesse
  4. ^ Gallica online archive of the Library of France. Le Matin, 13 July 1898. La course Paris-Amsterdam-Paris. Seconde étape du retour - l'arrivée à Liège
  5. ^ Gallica online archive of the Library of France. Le Matin, 14 July 1898. La course Paris-Amsterdam-Paris. Dernière étape des chauffeurs de vitesse. Arivée de Charron
  6. ^ Gallica online archive of the Library of France. Le Matin, 15 July 1898. La course Paris-Amsterdam-Paris. Terminée pour les chauffeurs de vitesse.