Tag Archives: Talbot

Talbot, Levegh, Le Mans, klemcoll

A Man of Tragedy

This is June 12, 1953 during practice at Le Mans for the 24 hour race. The car seen here is a Talbot Lago T26 GS and its driver standing next to it uses the nom de course of Pierre Levegh. Levegh’s real name was Pierre Bouillin. He had adopted the racing name of Levegh because it […]

Reims, Gueux, Chiron Talbot

The Village of Gueux

This is Louis Chiron, driving a Talbot T26C grand prix car and braking for the tight corner in the center of picturesque Gueux village on the old version of the Reims circuit, as used up to 1952. As originally configured, the circuit of Reims-Gueux, as it was then known, used public roads and had a […]