Sunday 27th February 1927
One of the most bizarre races ever took place inside a six-storey building in Paris. To celebrate the opening of a new garage and sports club for the city’s most wealthy residents, Robert Benoist, a famous racing driver at the time, invited 15 drivers to race up a series of ramps to the building’s roof. The ‘hill-climb’ was not timed as there were concerns that drivers might be overly competitive and crash. However, it was a huge success and gained the garage a considerable amount of publicity.