Motor racing at the 1900 Summer Olympics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Motor racing was contested at the 1900 Summer Olympics. Fourteen events were held in conjunction with 1900 World's Fair. These events have generally not been classified as official,[1] although the IOC has never decided which events were "Olympic" and which were not.[2]

Entries were by manufacturers rather than drivers and competitors' names were not adequately reported at the time. The exceptions are the two classes of the Paris-Toulouse-Paris race, one class of which was won by Louis Renault. Most events had only French competitors but there were some international entries.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
2 seater car – Under 400 kg – 815 km – Race A France Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
France Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
none
2 seater car – Under 400 kg – 815 km – Race B France Unknown driver
Car – Renault
France
France Unknown driver
Car – Outhenin-Chaldenre
France
France Unknown driver
Car – Fernandez
France
France Unknown driver
Car – Hanzer
France
2 seater car – Over 400 kg France Unknown driver
Car – Peugeot
France
France Unknown driver
Car – Delahaye
France
France Unknown driver
Car – Serpollet
France
France Unknown driver
Car – Rochet-Petit
France
4 seater car – Over 400 kg France Unknown driver
Car – de Dietrich
France
France Unknown driver
Car – Delahaye
France
France Unknown driver
Car – Brouhot
France
France Unknown driver
Car – Hurtu
France
6 seater car – Over 400 kg France Unknown driver
Car – Panhard-Levassor
France
France Unknown driver
Car – Brouhot
France
France Unknown driver
Car – Serpollet
France
France Unknown driver
Car – Georges Richard
France
7 seater car not awarded France Unknown driver
Car – Panhard-Levassor
France
none
Taxi – Petrol – 300km France Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
France Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
France Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
Taxi – Electric – 300km France Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
France Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
France Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
Delivery Van – 500 to 1200kg – Petrol – 300km France Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
France Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
France Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
Delivery Van – 500 to 1200kg – Electric – 300km France Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
France Unknown driver
Unknown car
France
none
Small Truck – Over 1000kg – 300km France Unknown driver
Car – de Dion-Bouton
France
France Unknown driver
Car – Peugeot
France
none United States Unknown driver
Car – Riker Electric
United States
Truck France Unknown driver
Car – de Dion-Bouton (I)
France
France Unknown driver
Car – Peugeot
France
France Unknown driver
Car – de Dion-Bouton (II)
France
France Unknown driver
Car – Panhard-Levassor
France
none none
Fire Truck USA Gilbert Brown
Car – Unknown truck
USA
none none
Paris-Toulouse-Paris – Small Car France Louis Renault
Car – Renault
France
France Schrader
Car – Renault-Aster
France
France Grus
Car – Renault
France
Paris-Toulouse-Paris – Large Car France "Levegh" (Alfred Velghe)
Car – Mors
France
France Pinson
Car – Panhard-Levassor
France
Germany Carl Voight
Car – Panhard-Levassor
Germany

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 25–26. ISBN 978-0-7864-4064-1.
  2. ^ Lennartz, Karl; Teutenberg, Walter (1995). Olympische Spiele 1900 in Paris. Kassel, Germany: Agon-Sportverlag. p. 147. ISBN 3-928562-20-7. In many works, it is read that the IOC later met to decide which events were Olympic and which were not. This is not correct and no decision has ever been made. No discussion of this item can be found in the account of any Session.

External links[edit]