Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1892, 1894, Gratien Michaux, Minialuxe, Peugeot

1892 Peugeot Quadricycle (Phaeton) Michaux

1892/1894*City to CityParis – Rouen
Driver No.Entrant
Gratien Michaux30Les Files de Peugeot freres
Scale ManufacturerCollection
Cat. No.QualityRarity
*built 1892, raced 1894

In 1984 a trial for horseless carriages from Paris to Rouen was held, which is considered as the beginning of organized motor racing. Despite not being a true race, but rather a trial, run from Paris to Rouen was the crucial point for the further growth and development of motor sport. Ordinary road cars were participating in the trial because at this point racing cars yet not diverged from ordinary road vehicles.  21 cars were qualified for the start to Rouen. Among them there were 5 works Peugeots driven by firm’s engineers Rigoulot, Doriot and Michaux along with Lemaitre and Kraeutler. This model represents Peugeot Type 8 4 seater Quadricycle (Phaeton) produced in 1892. In 1894 Paris – Rouen trial this car was started as No. 30 driven by Gratien Michaux and was classified on 9th position among 17 finishers. Plastic model made by French Minialuxe company is dated to 1970s.

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