De Dion Bouton Club UK
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The First Motor Races in Britain
The Lure of Speed–trike track racing
Racing the trikes became popular very quickly. Not only did they take part in most of the early long distance town to town races in France, where they had not inconsiderable success; they were adopted by cycle club members and raced on cement, grass or boarded tracks -
On Monday 29th November 1897, Charles Jarrott, who was present at the start of the Emancipation Run from Whitehall Place on 14th November 1896, took part in the first English motor race. On this historic day the criteria of a definition of motor competition – racing against each other and the clock -
And so the new era had begun. 12 months later the Motor-
This particular article is just an extract from one of an ongoing series in Motorvations, the De Dion Bouton Club’s quarterly journal. Motorvations readers have access to rare and often unique historic pictures, biographies, race results, together with social and period contextual information which is published in association with this historical research.
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