José Meiffret (1913–1983, born Boulouris, France) was a cyclist who set a world motor-paced speed record of 204.73 km/h (127.243 mi/h) behind a Mercedes-Benz 300SL on the German Autobahn on July 19, 1962 at Freiburg Germany. This record was set on a bicycle setup with a 130-tooth chainring, weighing 20 kg and equipped with wooden rims.[verification needed]
- Meiffret, José. (1965). Mes Rendez-vous avec la Mort. Flammarion.
- A synopsis of José's world record ride
- A picture of the bike used for the record, now in a Parisean Museum
- Motor-Paced Cycle Speed Attempt Ends – Disaster 1952