Gustave Adolphe Clément-Bayard

Saturday 22nd September 1855

Born on this day, Gustave Adolphe Clément-Bayard, French entrepreneur who went on to race and manufacture bicycles, pneumatic tyres, motorcycles, automobiles, aeroplanes and airships. In 1894 he was a passenger in the winning vehicle in the world’s first competitive motor event. As a result of selling the manufacturing rights to the “Clément” car, he changed his name to Clément-Bayard five years after the successful launch of the Clément-Bayard automobile brand.

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