Research by J-P Bush. In 1932 a stock model 8 hp Citroen set an extraordinary record, never since been beaten, of travelling 300 000 km in 134 days at an average speed of 93 km/h. A 1932 newspaper described the exploits of the Citroen C6G, otherwise known popularly as a Little Rosalie, a name which will be well known to Citroen enthusiasts.
From France 15
Story and photos from Jean-Pierre Bush (Beaumont-en-Veron)
From France comes this account of a classic race to become fastest man on earth, during the closing years of the 19th century. The contest was between builders of coaches, cabs and transporters. Steam power for these vehicles had all but done its dash, and the market was crying out for light, self-powered machines. Some promise of success came from Panhard, Levassor, Daimler, Bolle, and Peugeot who were developing automobiles with internal combustion engines. They were still way too low and underpowered to become the next Big Thing.