Jean Chassagne

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Jean Chassagne at the 1922 French Grand Prix

Jean Chassagne (26 July 1881 – 13 April 1947) was a French racecar driver active in the years surrounding World War I. Chassagne finished third in the 1913 French Grand Prix on a Sunbeam. He served as a pilot with the French Air Force during 1914-1918.[1]

Chassagne was also associated with the Bentley Boys, who are described as having captured the spirit of the times, partying as hard as they worked. Larger than life, their restless and often reckless love of speed and adventure complemented the big green Bentleys from Cricklewood perfectly.[2]

His association with Bentley Motors has led to the name of a street in his honour in Crewe called Chassagne Square.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Motor Sport, July 1947, Page 206. Obituary.
  2. ^ http://www.bentleygreenpower.com/racing/Bentley_Boys.asp