THE BOL D’OR
VICTORY GOES TO THREE-WHEELER.
This 24-hour race for 3-wheeled and 4-wheeled cyclecars was run off under very wet weather conditions on May 16th and resulted in a win for the designerdriver Sandford on the 3-wheeler bearing his name. He covered the greatest distance of any vehicle, the event being foi machines up to 1,100 c.c. capacity, with separate categories down to 350 c.c., both sports and racing. Other particularly meritorious performances included that of Vallon and Galocsy, on Licornes, who were 1st and 2nd in the 1,100 c.c. sports 4-wheeler class at a higher speed than the corresponding racing class. The circuit, owing to the rain, resembled a skating rink, and crashes were fairly numerous. As a test of endurance this race for the Bol d’Or, the 11th of the series, was the most arduous of any, and it was not till the 23rd hour that the weather relented, and the crowds increased once more to welcome the winner. The class winners were as follows :
350 c.c., Ch6ret (Sphinx-Staub), 881.98 km.
, 500 c.c., Biolay (Monotrace), 1,279.08 km.
750 c.c., Mme. Violette-Morris (Sandford)„ 890.34 km.
1,100 c.c., Sandford (Sandford), 1,763.96 km. (best distance any class), 73.5 k.p.h. 4-WHEELED CYCLECARS
350 c.c. Colin (Colin), 957.2 km.
500 c.c. Violet (Major), 1,542.42 km.
750 c.c. Bertholon (Bertholon) 1,107.7 km.
350 c.c. Antony (Antony), 633.54 km.
500 c.c. Vroonen (Gillet-Herstall), 1,350.14 km. (class record).
750 c.c. Hellouin(Rosengart),1,496.4 km. 1,100 c.c. Martin (Amilcar), 1,538.24 km.
350 c.c. Brissot-Desmaillet (Antony), 806.7 km. (class record).
750 c.c. Jacob (Rosengart), 1,45.46 km. 1,100 c.c. Vallon (Licorne), 1,701.26 km.
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