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On a bookshelf at home is a bound run of the early French motoring journal La France Automobile, which was launched in 1896 by the co-founder of the Automobile Club de France, Paul Meyan.
In November 1898, Meyan ran a timed hillclimb at Chanteloup, just outside Paris. The course was only a mile and a furlong, and its gradient 1-in-12. But 54 cars entered, 47 finished, and it was won by the Belgian Camille Jenatzy in his CITA electric car, averaging 18mph. First blow for Formula E?
INTERNATIONAL CAR RECORDS.
INTERNATIONAL CAR RECORDS. 1,i) to 15th November, 1926, (New International Distances.) WORLD'S. Records made at Brooklands unless otherwise stated.
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