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Gordon Bennett Cup 1905

1905 - The sixth edition of the race thus returned to France in 1905 organized by the Automobile Club of France (ACF). On proposal of the brothers MICHELIN Edouard and André, the circuit of Auvergne was selected in February. The eliminating heats took place in april and the race itself was held on July 5, 1905.

The french eliminating heats as from april 1905 : 24 competitors representing 10 racing teams :

manufacturer car number 1st
pilot
car number 2nd
pilot
car number 3rd
pilote
RICHARD BRASIER 1 Léon THERY 11 Gustave CAILLOIS 21 STEAD
RENAULT FRERES 2 Ferenc SZISZ 12 EDMOND 22 Maurice BERNIN
CGV 3 Léonce GIRARDOT - - - -
BAYARD CLEMENT 4 Albert CLEMENT 14 René HANRIOT 24 VILLEMAIN
HOTCHKISS 5 Hubert Le BLON 15 Achille FOURNIER 25 A. LAVERGNE
AUTO MOTO 6 LAPERTOT - - - -
DIETRICH 7 Fernad GABRIEL 17 Henri ROUGIER 27 Arthur DURAY
DARRACQ 8 Victor HEMERY 18 Louis WAGNER 28 DE LA TOULOUBRE
PANHARD LEVASSOR 9 George HEATH 19 Georges TESTE 29 Henri FARMAN
GORDON BRILLIE 10 Luis RIGOLLY - - - -

The french manufacturers could present to 3 pilots at the eliminating heats.

See the mechanical specifications of the race cars of the french eliminating heats.

Théry, Caillois and Duray will be qualified for the race of July 5, 1905, while arriving 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the time of the eliminating heats on June 16, 1905. Only 15 competitors will finish the heat. A price of 100 000 francs will reward the winner poured by one of the members of the Automobile Club of France.

The departure on July 5, of the final, will see 18 competitors of 6 different nations clashing :

Every country had to raise on his vehicles a color so that the spectators recognize the nationality of this one : black pour Italy, green for Great Britain, red for the United States of America, white for Germany and blue for France. (nonknown color for Austria, like Germany or the yellow of Belgium not present this time ?)

manufacturer country of the manufacturer car number pilot
RICHARD BRASIER France 1 Léon THERY
NAPIER Great Britain 2 Arthur CLIFFORD EARP
MERCEDES Germany 3 Camille JENATZY
FIAT Italie 4 Vincent LANCIA
DAIMLER Austria 5 Herman BRAUN
POPE-TOLEDO USA 6 Herbert LYTTLE
RICHARD BRASIER France 7 Gustave CAILLOIS
WOLSELEY Great Britain 8 Charles ROLLS
MERCEDES Germany 9 Pierre de CATERS
FIAT Italy 10 Alexandre CAGNOT
DAIMLER Austria 11 Otto HYEROMINUS
POPE-TOLEDO USA 12 Albert DINGLEY
DIETRICH France 13 Arthur DURAY
WOLSELEY Great Britain 14 Cecil BIANCHI
MERCEDES Germany 15 Wilhelm WERNER
FIAT Italy 16 Félix NAZZARO
DAIMLER Austria 17 Alexandre BURTON
LOCOMOBILE USA 18 Joe TRACY

Théry and his mechanic Muller will gain the victory after a hard race into 7.02 min with an average of 78 km/h to traverse the 548 kilometers of the race over the circuit of Auvergne (4 turns of 147 km).

Only 10 competitors out of the 18 at the departure, will finish the race :

place manufacturer country of the manufacturer pilot time realized middle speed
1st RICHARD BRASIER France Léon THERY 7 h 02’ 42’’ 78,428 km/h
2nd FIAT Italy Félix NAZZARO 7 h 19’ 09’’ 75,341 km/h
3rd FIAT Italy Alexandre CAGNOT 7 h 21’ 22’’ 74,693 km/h
4th RICHARD BRASIER France Gustave CAILLOIS 7 h 27’ 06’’ 73,691 km/h
5th MERCEDES Germany Wilhelm WERNER 8 h 03’ 30’’ 68,198 km/h
6th DIETRICH France Arthur DURAY 8 h 05’ 00’’ 67,917 km/h
7th MERCEDES Germany Pierre de CATERS 8 h 07’ 11’’ 67,087 km/h
8th WOLSELEY Great Britain Charles ROLLS 8 h 26’ 42’’ 65,098 km/h
9th NAPIER Great Britain Arthur CLIFFORD EARP 8 h 27’ 29’’ 64,970 km/h
10th DAIMLER Austria Herman BRAUN 8 h 33’ 05’’ 64,210 km/h

It was the last edition of the motor race Gordon-Bennett.

Léon THERY will die at the 30 years age in 1909, victim of phtisis.

By the continuation, the Automobile Club of France will organize its race the GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE on the circuit of Sarthe.

James Gordon-Bennett organized then a cup of the airships in 1906 to 1909, that of aviation before to die in 1918.

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Gordon Bennett Cup of 1905 and the collar of Moréno

the Gordon Bennett
cup

of 1905
over the
circuit of Auvergne
  Collar of Moréno.
Gordon Bennett cup
Collar of Moréno
Collar of Moréno   Gordon Bennett cup
cup 1904
in Germany
Gordon Bennett cup
Plain of Laschamps
  circuit of Auvergne
collar of Moréno
Gordon Bennett cup
Théry at the departure
  Gordon Bennett cup
platforms of A.C.F.
Gordon Bennett cup
Théry and his mechanic
  Gordon Bennett cup
Théry alone
Gordon Bennett cup
Collar of Moréno
  Collar of Moréno
about 1900
Gordon Bennett cup
the plain of Laschamps
  Gordon Bennett cup
the platforms
Gordon Bennett cup
the circuit of Auvergne
  Gordon Bennett cup
the circuit of Auvergne
Gordon Bennett cup
the circuit of Auvergne
  Gordon Bennett cup
the plain of Laschamps
Gordon Bennett cup
cup 1904
in Germany
  Gordon Bennett cup
Auvergne Automobile Club Commitee
poscard MICHELIN   Gordon Bennett cup
Plain of Laschamps
colorized
postcard MICHELIN   * *

The series Branger

Gordon Bennett cup
table of times
  Gordon Bennett cup
THERY
crossing Werner
Gordon Bennett cup
Théry posing
into his car
  Gordon Bennett cup
the tente of weighing
after the cyclone
Gordon Bennett cup
THERY
  Gordon Bennett cup
NAZZARI
Gordon Bennett cup
LANCIA
  Gordon Bennett cup
JENATZY
Gordon Bennett cup
LANCIA
  Gordon Bennett cup
TRACY
Gordon Bennett cup
CLIFFORD EARP
  Gordon Bennett cup
THERY
Gordon Bennett cup
THERY
  Gordon Bennett cup
the tribunes of A.C.F.
after the departure of Théry
the Gordon Bennett cup
crossing the railway
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the series VDC (Veuve Coudert et Compagnie) without number

Gordon Bennett cup
Théry
  Gordon Bennett cup
Duray
Gordon Bennett cup
Caillois
  Gordon Bennett cup
Bianchi
Gordon Bennett cup
Clifford Earp
  Gordon Bennett cup
De Rolls
Gordon Bennett cup
Lyttle
  Gordon Bennett cup
Dingley
Gordon Bennett cup
Tracy
  Gordon Bennett cup
Lancia
Gordon Bennett cup
Cagno
  Gordon Bennett cup
Nazzari
Gordon Bennett cup
Braun
  Gordon Bennett cup
Braun
Gordon Bennett cup
Burton
  Gordon Bennett cup
Hieronimus
Gordon Bennett cup
Werner
  Gordon Bennett cup
Lancia
Gordon Bennett cup
De Caters
  Gordon Bennett cup
Jenatzy

the series with number L'Hirondelle, Paris

Gordon Bennett cup
CLIFFORT
  Gordon Bennett cup
ROLLS
Gordon Bennett cup
Team
Richard Brasier
  Gordon Bennett cup
LANCIAT
Gordon Bennett cup
DURAY
  Gordon Bennett cup
CAGNO
Gordon Bennett cup
DINGLEY
  Gordon Bennett cup
LYTTLE
Gordon Bennett cup
THERY and BRASIER
  Gordon Bennett cup
Big turn
under la baraque
Gordon Bennett cup
Colar of la Moréno
  Gordon Bennett cup
Turns between Laqueuille
and Ganoté
Gordon Bennett cup
passage at Pontaumur
  Gordon Bennett cup
Plain of Laschamps

The cup of the TOUT PETITS

the cup
of the TOUT PETITS
the cup
of the TOUT PETITS

the other Gordon Bennett cups

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