First automobile race Paris - Rouen (126km)

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21 out of 102 registered vehicles appeared at the start of this first automobile competition in the world, advertised in the Parisian "Petit Journal". 15 vehicles reached the finishing line 9 of those were fitted with Daimler engines, manufactured under licence.
A 20 hp steam car was the first to reach the finishing line, but was placed second by the jury as it did not comply with the competition requirements. The Peugeot and Panhard-Levassor automobiles arrived within minutes of each other. All of them were powered by 3.5 hp engines, manufactured under Daimler licence by Panhard-Levassor.
Average speed 20.5 km/h.