1927 : 3rd GP of the Marne

July 10, 1927

3rd GP of the Marne

  • Victorious : Philippe Etancelin
  • Conveys : Bugatti T35B 2L C
  • 2 women took part: Mrs. Violette Moris and Mrs. Derancourt
    • Better turn in : 146,939 km/h par L. Chiron sur Bugatti
    • Average of : 132,750 km/h
  • Anecdote: It is in Rheims that Etancelin Phi-Phi really began the motor race. Roche louse which, vis-a-vis its insistence and in spite of the absence of mechanic of assistance, had had to give of last minute a place to its Bugatti 35 in bottom of grid at the time of IIIe Great Price of the Marne on July 10, 1927. Philippe Etancelin carrying the n°30 in 3 ’ 43 ’’ is an average of 135 km/h. finished first with the record of the best turn.