André Lefebvre and the cars he created for Voisin and Citroën
Veloce Publishing, 2010
I admit to being heretofore unaware of the importance of André Lefebvre. There are two reasons I knew so little about this brilliant and accomplished French engineer. According to his biographer, Gijsbert-Paul-Berk, the first is that engineers, particularly in France, work more or less “incognito”. The second is that in 1958, Lefebvre suffered a stroke which prevented him from writing his memoirs. Lefebvre however, was also not one for self promotion. We might add a third. Few people in America today are cognizant of any type of French car. Should we expect much ado for the mere engineer?
Of course not, and that’s why VeloceToday does what it does, and why we are thankful for Paul-Berk to have gone to considerable lengths to bring us Lefebvre’s very interesting story. [Read more…] about The Amazing Mr. Lefebvre