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Re-Creating the Voisin Laboratoire

November 1, 2012

Notice: Moch’s striking aluminum ‘Laboratoire’ will be one of the highlights of a special exhibition dedicated to Gabriel Voisin, that will run from November 10, 2012, for six months at the Mullin Museum in Oxnard, California.For more information see: http://www.mullinautomotivemuseum.com/
The rebirth of a 1923 Voisin ‘Laboratoire’ was inspired by a book.
What moves man [...]

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1923 Tours Grand Prix: Results, Videos, Specs and More

September 12, 2012

You didn’t think we’d finish Tours up without a full spec and result section? Below, just that. Below that, some YouTube links to several videos depicting the 1923 French Grand Prix.
Above, a notice about the 90th year celebration event at Tours which will take place next year. If you are interested in participating contact: [...]

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The Grand Prix of Tours Part 6: The Race

August 29, 2012

The 1923 Grand Prix of Tours

Friderich refuels his Bugatti T32 during the 1923 Tours Grand Prix. He would finish third; ironically neither the Bugatti “Tanks” nor the Voisin “Laboratoire” would ever race again.
By Gijsbert-Paul Berk
July 2, 1923, 8 a.m. For the start of the Grand Prix, [...]

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1923 Grand Prix of Tours Part 5: Sunbeam and Voisin

August 22, 2012

By Gijbsert-Paul Berk
Established in 1899 and based in Wolverhampton UK, Sunbeam was known for its sturdy but unexciting line of cars. Things changed in 1909 when Louis Hervé Coatalen (1879 -1962) became chief engineer.

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1923 French Grand Prix Part 2: Press and Regulations

August 1, 2012

By Gijsbert-Paul Berk
The race generated an immense amount of advance publicity. Numerous articles in the national and local newspapers and the sporting magazines created a great deal of curiosity and even greater expectations.
The Press
One of the reasons was that the editors of these publications were well aware of the growing interest of the French [...]

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1923 French Grand Prix Part 1: The Circuit and Practice

July 25, 2012

By Gijsbert-Paul Berk
The circuit was a closed-off triangle of public roads, just north of the city of Tours. The starting line was situated just outside a small borough called La Noue-Guérinet, between the villages Neuillé-Pont-Pierre and La Membrolle on the Route Nationale 158. The numbers on the map above correspond to the photographs below. The [...]

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The 1923 French Grand Prix: Preface to a Great Event

July 18, 2012

The 1923 Grand Prix de la Touraine (The French Grand Prix at Tours) was not a battle of the “Tanks”, nor were the entries of the unique Voisin and the flat-iron Bugatti of truly great significance to motor racing. Author of the noted biography of André Lefebvre, Gijsbert-Paul Berk tells us why as he [...]

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Musings at the Mullin

November 9, 2011

As we have all learned, Eric Davison has been around cars for a very long time, from his Watkins Glen days with his father to haunting car and art museums with his wife. So when we found he was going to the Mullin, we asked him to bring back a report on something off [...]

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French Cars at Florida’s Tampa Bay Museum

May 25, 2011

Story by Brandes Elitch
Photos courtesy of the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum
At Retromobile, a few years ago, I picked up a copy of “Le Guide: Musees Automobiles de France,” published by the magazine “Auto Passion.” The guide covers 36 car museums. Some are well known: the museum at the LeMans circuit, the Schumpf (their [...]

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The Amazing Mr. Lefebvre

July 7, 2010

By Pete Vack
André Lefebvre and the cars he created for Voisin and Citroën
by Gijsbert-Paul-Berk
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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 [...]

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Knight and Day

July 7, 2010

The ups and downs of the sleeve valve engine

By Pete Vack
For the 1923 French GP, French car builder Gabriel Voisin and his ‘spiritual son’ André Lefebvre, entered four highly advanced race cars equipped with a 2 liter six cylinder Knight sleeve valve engine, which was a mainstay of his fabulous line of luxury cars. [...]

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Amazing Amelia

March 25, 2009

The Motor Trend Award For The Editor’s Choice–1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic David and Ginny Sydorick, Beverly Hills, CA. Note wheelcovers by Lmarr Disk LTD.

It just keeps on getting better and better..
By Robert Landman
Photos by Robert Landman
March 14-15th 2009 Amelia Island, Florida
Saturday
The weather is like the economy, grey and depressing, but the gloom soon lifts [...]

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