Paul Faussier, President of the Sport Velocipedique Metropolitaine, staged the first automobile race in France, but the only entrant was Georges Bouton in a steam-powered DeDion, Bouton et Trepardoux quadricycle who averaged 14 mph for the nearly 20 mile race in and around Paris


Thursday 28th April 1887

Paul Faussier, President of the Sport Velocipedique Metropolitaine, staged the first automobile race in France, but the only entrant was Georges Bouton in a steam-powered DeDion, Bouton et Trepardoux quadricycle who averaged 14 mph for the nearly 20 mile race in and around Paris.


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