Thursday, July 21, 2016

Gobron-Brillie Speed

  •  In the early days of the automobile a Frenchman, Louis Rigolly, was the first person to surpass 100 mph on land. Measured speed was 103.56 mph.  This took place in Ostend, Belgium, July 21, 1904. The car was said to have a  15 liter (915 cubic inch) Gobron-Brillie opposed engine.  GB was a French auto manufacturer which built and sold cars from1898 to 1930 when the company filed for bankruptcy.


Secondary Roads said...

Early automobile development is an interesting history. That must have been one scary ride.

vanilla said...

Chuck, I just bet it would have curled my hair!