July 10, 2014

Birth of motor sport 120 years ago: Daimler engines dominated first motor car race in 1894

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*  “Système Daimler” two-cylinder engines performed superbly in the 126-kilometre Paris–Rouen race on 22 July 1894
*  Panhard & Levassor and Peugeot with Daimler engines shared first prize, Roger-Benz received 5th prize from the “Petit Journal”
*  The fast-running combustion engine triumphed as propulsion system for motor cars