1902 Paris – Vienna race was the major motorsport event of the year and one of the most impressive and spectacular city to city races in the early days of motor racing. 137 starters were recorded in 4 classes – Heavy Cars, Light Cars, Voiturettes and Motor Cycles. Renault brothers, Louis and Marcel started in the Light Cars Class on their 3.8-litre 4-Cylinder 16 hp Type K cars. Louis was delayed by the accidents and technical problems, while Marcel won the race 13 minutes ahead of the fastest Heavy Car, Panhard-Levassor 70 hp in hands of Henri Farman. This scale model is one of the oldest in my collection. It was made by French Safir company which was on the market in the 1960s through the 1970s. Safir started the production in 1959 with two models – Ford T and this 1902 Renault Paris-Vienna racer. See also the later model of this car by Norev.
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