World's first car race from Paris to Rouen

  • Date
    22 July 1894
  • Description
    The first competitive automobile race takes place as an endurance test between Paris and Rouen. Of the 21 entrants lining up at the start, 15 make it to the finish – including nine vehicles powered by Panhard-Levassor engines produced under Daimler licence and a 3 hp / 2.2 kW Benz Vis-à-Vis.
The first competitive automobile race in the world. July 22, 1894. Vehicle of Alfred Vacheron during the endurance test between Paris and Rouen.
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The first competitive automobile race, Paris-Rouen, 1894
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