Lot n° 333
100 - 150
Gordon Bennett Cup Teams. La Vie au Grand... - Lot 333 - Tessier & Sarrou et Associés
Gordon Bennett Cup Teams. La Vie au Grand Air. American, English, French and German teams. 1903. Lithographic poster and photo-reproduction process for the images. Signed "Supplément au numéro du 3 juillet 1903". Interlining, poor condition: old interlining, marked median fold, yellowed paper, small tears and small chips. 34.5 x 55 cm
The Gordon Bennett Automobile Cup is an ancient automobile competition. In 1899, James Gordon Bennett junior, owner of the American daily New York Herald, proposed that Automobile-Clubs organize an international prize with national teams. Each country could enter three cars of national design. At the time, France was the world's leading carmaker and race organizer, so it was the Automobile Club de France that organized the first race. After the last edition in 1905, it was replaced by the ACF Grand Prix.
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