Friday 10th August 2007
Founder of the French automotive brand Alpine, Jean Rédélé (84), died. He created the brand Alpine in 1955. The first model was the A106; the 106 is a reference to the power pack of the Citreon 4CV of the 1060 series. In 1971 Alpine won its first European rally title. In 1973 Alpine was the first world champion of rallying with 155 points followed by Fiat (89) and Ford (76).