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Motor racing at the 1900 Summer Olympics

Motor racing was contested at the 1900 Summer Olympics. Fourteen events were held in conjunction with 1900 World's Fair. These events have generally not been classified as official,[1] although the IOC has never decided which events were "Olympic" and which were not.[2]

Entries were by manufacturers rather than drivers and competitors' names were not adequately reported at the time. The exceptions are the two classes of the Paris-Toulouse-Paris race, one class of which was won by Louis Renault. Most events had only French competitors but there were some international entries.

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
2 seater car – Under 400 kg – 815 km – Race A   Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
  Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
none
2 seater car – Under 400 kg – 815 km – Race B   Unknown driver
Car – Renault
France
  Unknown driver
Car – Outhenin-Chaldenre
France
  Unknown driver
Car – Fernandez
France
  Unknown driver
Car – Hanzer
France
2 seater car – Over 400 kg   Unknown driver
Car – Peugeot
France
  Unknown driver
Car – Delahaye
France
  Unknown driver
Car – Serpollet
France
  Unknown driver
Car – Rochet-Petit
France
4 seater car – Over 400 kg   Unknown driver
Car – de Dietrich
France
  Unknown driver
Car – Delahaye
France
  Unknown driver
Car – Brouhot
France
  Unknown driver
Car – Hurtu
France
6 seater car – Over 400 kg   Unknown driver
Car – Panhard-Levassor
France
  Unknown driver
Car – Brouhot
France
  Unknown driver
Car – Serpollet
France
  Unknown driver
Car – Georges Richard
France
7 seater car not awarded   Unknown driver
Car – Panhard-Levassor
France
none
Taxi – Petrol – 300km   Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
  Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
  Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
Taxi – Electric – 300km   Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
  Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
  Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
Delivery Van – 500 to 1200kg – Petrol – 300km   Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
  Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
  Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
Delivery Van – 500 to 1200kg – Electric – 300km   Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
  Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
none
Small Truck – Over 1000kg – 300km   Unknown driver
Car – de Dion-Bouton
France
  Unknown driver
Car – Peugeot
France
none   Unknown driver
Car – Riker Electric
United States
Truck   Unknown driver
Car – de Dion-Bouton (I)
France
  Unknown driver
Car – Peugeot
France
  Unknown driver
Car – de Dion-Bouton (II)
France
  Unknown driver
Car – Panhard-Levassor
France
none none
Fire Truck   Gilbert Brown
Car – Unknown truck
USA
none none
Paris-Toulouse-Paris – Small Car   Louis Renault
Car – Renault
France
  Schrader
Car – Renault-Aster
France
  Grus
Car – Renault
France
Paris-Toulouse-Paris – Large Car   "Levegh" (Alfred Velghe)
Car – Mors
France
  Pinson
Car – Panhard-Levassor
France
  Carl Voight
Car – Panhard-Levassor
Germany

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 25–26. ISBN 978-0-7864-4064-1.
  2. ^ Lennartz, Karl; Teutenberg, Walter (1995). Olympische Spiele 1900 in Paris. Kassel, Germany: Agon-Sportverlag. p. 147. ISBN 3-928562-20-7. In many works, it is read that the IOC later met to decide which events were Olympic and which were not. This is not correct and no decision has ever been made. No discussion of this item can be found in the account of any Session.

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