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BIG AUTO RACE TO-DAY

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Pre-WWII Racing Topics:  French Grand Prix

BIG AUTO RACE TO-DAY

New York Tribune
June 26, 1906


Thirty-four Cars Will Start in Contest for Grand Prix.

Paris, June 25.—Crowds of persons are leaving Paris for the Sarthe circuit, where the auto bile race for the Grand Prix will be started at 6 o'clock to-morrow morning. The regulations governing the Grand Prix do not limit the number of entries from any country, and accordingly France has twenty-five entries, Germany three and Italy six, a total of thirty-four.

The cars will be started at intervals of a minute and a half. The Sarthe circuit is 103 kilometres long, and the racers will go around it twelve times, totalling 1,236 kilometres, running six hours daily for two days. It is expected that a speed exceeding 100 kilometres per hour will be developed. Many Americans are quartered along the route, including Cortlandt Bishop, Frank Munsey and Foxhall P. Keene.



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