Alfred Velghe

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Alfred Velghe (16 June 1870 – 28 February 1904) was a French racing driver who competed under the pseudonym Levegh.[1]

Biography[edit]

On 1 October 1899, Levegh drove a Mors in a race between Bordeaux and Biarritz (232 km) which he won. He participated in the Gordon Bennett Cup car in 1900 and 1901. He also won the 'Large Car' class of the Paris-Toulouse-Paris race, held in 1900 as an unofficial Olympic sport, in 20h 50 '9 ".[2] Velghe's nephew, Pierre Levegh, was also a racing driver.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alfred Velghe's profile at MotorSport Magazine
  2. ^ Heijmans, Jeroen (September 2002). "MOTORSPORT AT THE 1900 PARIS OLYMPIC GAMES". Journal of Olympic History. 10 (3): 30–35.