Wednesday 17th May 1922
Born on this day, Jean Rédélé, automotive pioneer, pilot and founder of the French automotive brand Alpine (1955). The first Alpine model was the A106 coach; the 106 is a reference to the power pack of the Citreon 4CV of the 1060 series. In 1971 Alpine won its first European title for European rallies. In 1973 Alpine was the first world champion of rallying with 155 points followed by Fiat (89) and Ford (76).