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Posted: 13 Jun 2014
Chenard & Walcker ‘Sport’
This, ladies and gents, is the first-ever winner of Le Mans: the Chenard & Walcker "Sport".
Boasting a mighty 98 horsepower, it managed to pound round the French track at a top speed of 93mph in the hands of André Lagache and René Léonard. If that sounds a little pedestrian, remember this was in 1923, when safety was, at best, a mere wistful afterthought. Andre and Rene had stones.