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French Grand Prix, Emmanuel de Graffenried, klemcoll

A French Grand Prix

The first French Grand Prix was held on a series of public roads near Lyon in 1914 and was won by a Mercedes. In 1947 there were no Mercedes but the Grand Prix was held again at Lyon on September 21 although on a much shorter temporary street circuit. Here is the talented Swiss “gentleman […]

Ferrari, Alberto Ascari, Grand Prix des Nations

Le Grand Prix des Nations

The Grand Prix des Nations was first given as a name to a bicycle time trial held in Paris, starting in 1932. The automotive version using that name was held in 1946, 1948 and 1950 on a 2.4 mile layout using the streets of Geneva, Switzerland – home of the former League of Nations. Usually, there […]