July 22, 1894 – The first ever motorized racing event was held in France between the cities of Paris and Rouen. The race was won by Comte Jules-Albert de Dion, but his steam driven car needed a stoker and therefore he was disqualified and first prize was awarded to the runner-up…
Above: Vanity Fair caricature of de Dion, 1899, entitled “Automobile”
I can’t reblog your reply to that spambot on silentintertitles but I just wanted to say that I don’t think there’s any way I could possibly love you more. Also this dude on his car-trike is pretty awesome too I guess. As such things go.
and this is what we call DAPPER AS FUQ. hot damn.
what can i say. i have a thing for fancy french bicycle enthusiasts.