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Soncin was a French automobile constructed by Louis Soncin and manufactured between 1900 and 1902. A two-seat 4½ hp voiturette, it was the forerunner of the Grégoire.[1] A Soncin raced by Henri François Béconnais set the 1 km speed record (48 seconds) on September 21, 1899 at Achères,[2] and the speed record of 91.8 km/h (57.0 mph) driving a Soncin at the «Semaine de Nice» on March 30, 1900.[3] It was a frequently used racing vehicle of the days, such as in the Paris-Toulouse-Paris in July 1900,[4] and a tricycle raced by L. Gastè won races at Targa Rignano (1900 and 1901). A Soncin 10 hp won the Coppa Brescia on September 10, 1900.[5]


  1. ^ David Burgess Wise, The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Automobiles.
  2. ^ Sebastien LE PODER. "L'Histoire De La Marque". Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  3. ^ Henri François Béconnais biography
  4. ^ "1900 Grand Prix". Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  5. ^ "GP Winners 1894-2007". 2011-11-27. Retrieved 2012-02-20.